Esona and her mother

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When Oprah and a team from Harpo traveled to South Africa to bring ChristmasKindness to 50,000 children, Katy was touched by Esona, a nine-year-old girl bravely coping with her mother's battle with AIDS.

"The moment that really got to me happened right after everybody had left the room and Esona came back in. She ran back to her mother's bed and she laid down there with her mom and she buried her head in her mother. It was just so sad because she didn't know if she would ever see her mother again. It was so heart-wrenching; it really put that face on AIDS that we never really see."