Ashes of Childhood


You could choose to live with despair. You could choose to accept the life forced upon you; a life of poverty, corruption and injustice. Or, you could choose hope, the hope for a better life.My name is Lela and I chose hope.

Growing up in Uganda, a land of fertile soils and warm sunshine should have been a dream, but the immoral strived to destroy my spirit. Disease tried to destroy my world. Suffering is a thief that conspires to steal all, and I was left close to destitute. But it could not take my faith and, sometimes, faith is all you need to stay alive. All that is left of my childhood are ashes, but they are my ashes, I reclaimed my story and this is it.



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