Two years ago, Sebastian was a dangerously ill 12-year-old boy. At just 35 pounds – the average weight for a healthy 3-year-old – he was so weak he could barely lift his head. His mother had died from AIDS, and Sebastian had been born with HIV. He had never been treated for the disease. When he was finally reunited with his grandmother, she barely recognized him.
Today, at 14, Sebastian has made miraculous improvements. He has gained weight and controls his disease with medication. He lives with his grandparents, and they attend counseling and support groups. He was even able to attend a special camp with other HIV-positive orphaned children, and he says that experience helped him realize that he is not alone. A vibrant and confident teenager, Sebastian loves math and science and wants to be a banker one day. Although the family still struggles to make enough money to meet their basic needs, he is healthy and happy and lives an active life. More importantly, he now has hope for the future.
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