My name is Meaghan McCarthy and I am six years old. Last month my daddy asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I told him a specific type of doll. He looked it up on the internet and told me the doll would be a very expensive gift. My daddy told me he would have to think about it for a little while.
Later that night he called me to the computer to show me the Nothing But Net sweb site and to explain what the Campaign was doing to prevent malaria save lives. He explained to me that many children wouldn’t live to see Christmas without the gift of mosquito nets.
He then asked me what I thought was more important – the doll or the gift of the nets? I told him I thought the nets were more important. He suggested that I raise $100 dollars by doing jobs for our neighbor friend. I made sure to explain to our neighbor that I was planning to use the money to send nets to Africa.
I raised the $100 dollars and my daddy said he has never been more proud of me. I hope it helps boys and girls in Africa live until next Christmas.