The Hope Givers
Experience a journey to Morocco with a message of help and hope.
Within the shadow of the glittering Hassan II Mosque sit Casablanca’s “walls
of shame” – whitewashed barriers built to hide the
city’s poor. And from these shantytown paths women make a
weekly pilgrimage to a local clinic, with their infant children
But today, brings something extraordinary: a group of strangers
to help treat their malnourished babies. The gravity of the situation
for these mothers and their children hit the volunteers immediately.
“I expected to see small babies – but then to see
bones, little backbones and little legs that should be walking
and playing that didn’t have the strength to stand up – you
think, ‘how can this happen,’” said Anita Ebert,
a member of Indiana mission to Morocco.
The Hope Givers, follows this group of Hoosiers as it makes the
journey to the L’Heure Joyeuse clinic half-a-world away,
bringing with them a message of help and of hope. It is a message
born from the optimism of the Heartland and carried by Hoosier
hands willing to work for change.
“I have to believe that there is light at the end of the
tunnel for people who have suffered,” said Kai Binford, a
member of Indiana mission to Morocco.
Led by Indianapolis businesswoman Patty Thornberry, this coalition
of caring – a doctor, a nutritionist, a psychologist, a student,
a mother and a daughter, civic leaders and corporate businesspeople – found
the adventure of a lifetime.