Another who made the journey to Africa, five-time Grammy® winner Alicia Keys, says that she also feels changed. When she first arrived, Alica says, "I felt kind of powerless. What can I possibly do? And so I just asked, 'What is needed?' And one of the main things, that was needed was access to medication so that they can save the children."
Through her involvement with the organization Keep A Child Alive, Alicia learned that a child's life can be saved with as little as $1 a day. With treatment, HIV-positive mothers live longer and fewer children are orphaned by AIDS. "They need it now," she says. "It can't be tomorrow and it can't be three years from now when there's going to be 9 million more people dead. It has to be now."
Alicia even personally supports a group of HIV-positive mothers and children in Kenya. In honor of the great work that the organization Keep a Child Alive is doing, the Angel Network presented Alicia with a check for $250,000.