Every year, 2,102,400 more children become orphans, in Africa alone. Every day 5, 760 more children become orphans. Every 15 seconds, another child becomes an AIDS orphan in Africa.
It is common that seconds, days, years pass us by without significance. But every second, every minute of every day, there is a chance to live. And with that life, we have a chance to make a difference in the world.
Zoe, the Greek word for life, means ‘to live’, ‘to have life.’ After a cancer diagnosis in early 2011, Living Zoe founder, Andy Blough, was given a new appreciation for what it means to live and to have life. Andy’s fight with cancer inspired him to create a practical way to fight for the lives of individuals that are unable to fight for themselves.
Prior to cancer however, Andy had already realized his heart for serving others. Through visiting an AIDS orphanage in Uganda in 2001 and later working for YWAM in Sri Lanka, Andy began to look for a way to make a difference on a larger scale. After a moving conversation with a friend and fellow cancer survivor, Andy decided to take action.
The creation of Living Zoe was the practical realization of a desire to instigate change in the world. The tragic diagnosis of cancer became the inspiration to make a difference in others’ lives.