The final part to Kristi Blakeway’s Beyond HELLO.
Millions of people around the world waited in anticipation for the birth of a Royal baby today. For William and Kate, and the Royal watchers, today is a significant day in history -as a Royal baby signifies a new beginning and a new family bond.
In stark comparison, I too waited in anticipation today. I walked the streets of Canada’s darkest neighbourhood – the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, in hopes that I could find Cindy, an HIV positive woman who struggles with mental illness and addiction. I crossed my fingers and hoped that today she would be ready to reach out and hear her child’s voice for the first time.
I first met Cindy last week when we began ‘Beyond HELLO’, a school based project where we reach out to the homeless community with compassion and understanding, and listen to life stories.Our goal is to provide hope to the Downtown…
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