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One Thing We Can All Agree On – Kony 2012

March 12, 2012 , , ,

I was all set to write about a spa date I had with my husband and about how I’m lacking in spa caché, but something very unexpected side-tracked the spa post. Yesterday morning my husband and I were enjoying a relaxing Sunday breakfast at the dining room table when my 12-year old put her laptop down in front of us and said, “I really think you two should watch this….it’s about the guy I’ve been talking about.”

So, we watched. I know both of us were thinking it was going to be some silly YouTube video or a clip from a comic she thinks is hilarious, but there was something in her eyes that said otherwise. She was very serious! For the next 30 minutes we were glued to a video called Kony2012. This video, by Jason Russell, creates awareness and exposes the atrocities that have been happening to the Invisible Children of Uganda for the past twenty-six years at the hand of a Hitler-like creature named, Joseph Kony.

Why hasn’t anyone done anything to help these people before now? Images of the Holocaust flooded my head and I knew I had to do something to help. I have one simple request of you, my friends. Please watch Kony2012 and find it in your heart to help, even if $1 is all you can do. Let’s stop this horrid injustice! If we all rise up and say NO MORE, we can change lives.

I am committed to making a difference. I hope you’ll join me.

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Hey Alli- Thanks for posting this and making a difference. You ask in your post “Why hasn’t anyone done anything to help these people before now?” Many are with you, including our youth. Five years ago, when my daughter was 13, she and her friends at school, hosted community fundraisers for “Invisible Children”– in hopes to build awareness and raise funds for their organization. We need to continue to band together and spread the word. Thanks for keeping it at the forefront.

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Christina Haakenson

March 12, 2012

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