Homeless CHILD, who lives with Diabetic for twenty years

Lily Habesha
Posted February 20, 2018 from Ethiopia
Estifanos in Orange shirt
How many lives are struggling to survive? How many of us are living luxuries lives and didn't even know some young poor souls have nobody to help them? Please, let us open our eyes and lend a hand to others.

Estifanos is a young man who is volunteering the diabetic patients. he came last Saturday to have discussion over coffee with peace and Green members.

He lives with diabetic since he was a small child. I saw him last time when we walked to raise fund for the patients. He was one of the speakers.

He shared his ideas with the volunteer team. I walked to him before I left the place just to ask him what he feels like, and to know where he lives.

He told me with a smile; "I don't have time to meet people. I don't have a place to stay...let me tell you that I was a street child. I was used by pick pockets. I lived on the streets, and now I'm carrying my medical kits, I know how to inject myself...

I was shocked, but pretended i was not surprised. I told him; " I meet one business man in Nairobi last October who was a street child on the roads of Mozambique. You'll overcome this and you'll be somebody."

He is a dreamer. He traveled to Switzerland and...he wants to educate himself and do something great for his own country. He is working in a small shop and the owner of the shop let him sleep there and give him food.

This young man sent me an email right now while I'm writing his story. let me copy it and paste it here.

His story briefly as he email me earlier:

I'm not sure where I was born, but I've been in the street for 7 years. I'm 20 years old and I'm 20 years old with sugar.

I was stranded and forced to cross the Sudan through my first trip to Madrid. I had lost a friend on the road. I had lost a friend on the road. My thumb was so heavy that I was forced to drink my urine. Sudan Dashey left to go to Libya for fishing boats and I lost sight of SUDAN when I was starving. We started returning home and returned to Ethiopia for a 12-day holiday trip to Gonder in Gondar

After going to Gondar 2 days I headed back to Addis A new way of life began when I arrived in Ethiopia 15 days ago by a broker I traveled to Kenya but this trip was on a motorbike and I was arrested by my friends and my friends as a 4-day prisoner. Back ......

I was upstairs in the middle of this movie .... Government Hospital I was better, but I was passionate about it. I tried to swallow myself differently. I drank too much, got up, took too much insulin, got a car, etc. But I did not. ... I continued to go back to the path I once became an A member of the Diabetes Association of Ethiopia, I got help .....

Then I looked for my family ... I was able to find my grandparents in the town of Tulu Bolo, in the Oromia region of Oromia. However, I did not want to accept it. Change began to dawn.

Right now, I am working in a store, and my sugar is fine ... Thank you, Stephen, a little bit of my life.

You can get his contacts from me, if anybody who wants to help this boy.

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jlanghus
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 20, 2018

Hi Lily. Thanks for sharing Estifanos' story. You may want to remove his phone number and gmail address, however, since WP is a public forum and anyone has access to it. On another note, could you set up a fund or fundraiser for him, to help him?

Lily Habesha
Feb 24, 2018
Feb 24, 2018

Jill my dear,

I've deleted Estifanos adress as you advised me. I didn't do any fund raise to support him. he already got a chance to go to Canada to get some medication for his kidneies. I've to post now to do  a fund raising for him

Thank you

Lily

jlanghus
Feb 24, 2018
Feb 24, 2018

Hi hon:) Good to know... You're welcome. Hope you are well?!

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 10
Feb 10

Dear Lily,
I jus came across your story about Estifanos now. What a strong spirit he as for survival, and so much he has been through including scaring death in many ways, many times. I hope in the past year ha has had help from Canada and through others able to share some of what they have with him. What good fortune for him to cross your path.

Lily Habesha
Feb 15
Feb 15

My dear Tam,
Thank you for reafing this post. I don't know if he gets help, but I tried my best.
He is a dreamer, I am thinking he'll make it.
With love,
Lily