"10.5 million children under 5 will die this year -- how do you save a child's life?"
*NOTE* I dislike using the term "die," instead I will use the term "Leave the earth."
This is a tough one, if I had the ability to save all 10.5 million children, I would, but I know many people would want to do that and wish that would happen as well. I'm not a doctor or scientist, but from what I've experienced is that I would go to were the child is. I would also bring along some gifts, etc. for him/her. But gifts, money, etc are not always the "cure" to saving a child, of course many people know that. But I would also ask a doctor to come along to check up on the child, to see if he/she has any medical problems or anything that could harm their life or health. But as seen in history, people that are given the best health care may still leave the earth (Not from old age).
But if this child were to leave the earth soon, I would ignore when the child would leave the earth. I would also ask the child to stay calm and ignore how much longer they would have to live. After that he/she would go on an excursion with me, visiting various countries and experiencing things that this child never thought he/she would ever get a chance to do. This may be the turning point of their life, if the child has so much fun, he/she may forget when they would leave the earth. In 99.9% of all cases on the Earth, people experience fun things that can get their attention off anything subject for quite a while, and in fact they may even forget that certain subject for a few days, or even a few weeks.
If we were to get into a topic such as saving more than one life, then that would require more work, work that I love to do, helping others. If I had the money and supplies, I would make new homes for the children who unfortunately do not have any. I would also spend some money creating a few farms, that way they may learn to grow their own food and get some experience out of that. But what I think is most important is *education.* I would build a few schools around their area and hire a professional teacher which can teach them basic Math and basic English.
I hope that what I have told you is what you are hoping to read. I really and truly hope that you can save these children, it really saddens me to see children leave the earth before they can have a chance to experience the opportunites they can have on this very earth. I wish you good luck and that you enjoy your time with the children.
- Sherman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Good luck and have fun working with the children.