After this comic went out to the INNER HIVE on Monday, I received this interesting and moving email from a member. I thought I would share it here:
"I was in Russia with Paul McCartney and saw the horrendous problem of homeless kids with AIDS, and it brought me to tears.
I was on the plane with a doctor from France who goes in every two months to try to help, as a volunteer. He told me that after the USSR came down, social services and education dropped to nothing. So kids that would normally drink or smoke pot, etc, started doing heroin because it was easier to get than cheese.
They got addicted and then got AIDS from the needle sharing, and then had kids who were born with AIDS, many of whom had become homeless. Local people had started homes to try to house and care for these kids. The doctor went there to do needle replacement and education, and medical services. He was an amazing person, and gave so much of his time to try to make a dent in the problem, which was ignored by the government. The doc told me they refused to acknowledge the existence of the horror.
Paul, being the great guy he is, brought a bunch of kids to his show and had them right up front. It was a great day for them. 250,000 people singing along to Back In The USSR, and those kids standing on their chairs singing every word perfectly. What a moment ! And such sadness behind it all…
And I'm sure that Putin intends for that beacon to shine on himself."
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