Walker noticed a young U.S. military veteran shopping with his fiance for a wedding ring in a Santa Barbara jewelry store.”The groom was just back from duty in Iraq, and he was going to be deployed again soon and wanted to buy a wedding ring, but he said he just could not afford it,” saleswoman Irene King told CNN. “I don’t think the soldier realized how expensive those rings are, about $10,000.” Although Walker noticed them, the couple apparently did not know who he was, King said."Walker called the manager over and said, ‘Put that girl’s ring on my tab,’ " she said. "Walker left all his billing info, and it was a done deal. The couple was stunned. She was thrilled and could not believe someone did this." King called it "the most generous thing I have ever seen.”
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 2 December 2013
An adolescent living with HIV picks up antiretroviral medication in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. On 29 November, UNICEF releases Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report. Though the world now has what it takes to realize an AIDS-free generation, adolescents are the only age group in which AIDS-related deaths have increased. Ensuring their access to high-impact interventions such as condoms and antiretroviral treatment is a critical part of reversing that trend.
More information: http://www.childrenandaids.org/
This is sad, that these children have to live with this for the rest of their lives. The greatest thing about globalization is that we have much easier access to things we didn’t have before. We can save so many lives just by allowing these people access to the medicine they need. But no, stupid patent laws make medicine so unaffordable in these poor places, it’s basically the same thing as letting them die almost…. How sad.