Last week I was very close to donating €10 to a 17-year old girl who was injured in an accident here in Malta where a lightning set collapsed and injured her spinal cord. The complete treatment should cost €150,000 and she needs to start treatment as soon as possible, in order to increase her chances of ever walking again. First treatment costs €20,000 and so far she received over €10,000 in donations.
I visited the website set up to help Vladislava Kravchenko and I thought about giving €10, just to help out a bit.
But I didn’t.
I was really close to do it, when it hit me; Even though I felt sorry for this girl, she at least had almost 18 years worth of life where she could walk and she is still able to make a living even though she cannot walk – and at the same time, children are dying because of hunger or lack of medical care, food and drinking water. Children that doesn’t even get to be 17 years old.
At the same time I hate watching those “commercials” on TV from WSPA and the like, cause I can’t stand seeing how cruel people can be to animals. I would be happy to help out any way I can, to ensure proper animal rights. But I don’t think I’ve ever donated to animal related charities more than once.
Are animals more important than children? How can one donate to animal charity etc., when children are dying and also in need of charity?
Next month I’m going to a wedding where they don’t want any gifts. They say, “if you want to give something, give to charity”. That made me think even more about which charity to donate to.
I understand that one cannot save the world alone, but what makes you decide which charity you want to donate to – and why? Sound off in the comments below.
I’ll be sure to update you with what charity I decide to donate to regarding the wedding, at a later time.