This past week, some students from Baylor have been raising awareness on campus about the 3,000 Iraqi children who are dying on a waiting list to receive the heart surgery they desperately need. The students from the Baylor Students for Social Justice did this as one of the inaugural PLC Pinwheels events. The pinwheel is a symbol of lost childhoods (and lost lives) for these kids.
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The trauma of their heart conditions often leaves them so fatigued and out-of-breath that they can’t even blow a simple pinwheel.
So they and many student volunteers set out 3,000 pinwheels on Fountain Mall at the center of Baylor’s campus to represent children in Iraq whose lives are just standing still.
A group of Baylor University students have started an initiative to raise awareness for 3,000 Arab and Kurdish children waiting in line for life-saving heart surgery outside the country.
By attempting to sell a couple hundred tshirts on campus and by using a display of PLC pinwheels in the park they hope to raise the necessary funds for these children while educating their classmates about the social injustices faced by Iraqi families in the wake of Saddam’s regime and the current conflict.
The traction at Baylor University comes on the heels of two summer interns returning to their campus and sharing their excitement and concern for the things they saw in Iraq this summer.
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