Madjie is slowly wasting away. She is so weak from hunger that she can't walk or even stand. "She can't hold herself up because she is suffering," her mother, Nadia said. Lack of food has taken a toll on Madjie's frail little body. She is often sick with fevers and diarrhea, and she has "a lot of rashes on her body," Nadia said.
Madjie cries pitifully for food but Nadia often has nothing to give her starving child. While Nadia is heartbroken that she is unable to feed her starving child as she painfully cries for food, she fears worse. "…she could die. She can catch any sort of disease 'cause she's not eating well," Nadia said.
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I was thirsty and you gave Me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed Me."