Todays’s Guest Post is from my very own, Miss Natalie Brun. My daughter, age 11, is an aspiring author and will likely be guest posting on this blog from time to time. For her first guest post, she is fulfilling a creative writing assignment from Compassion International for World Malaria Day. Please visit: for information on Compassion’s Malaria Intervention. Donations to this fund: *Provide households at risk with treated mosquito nets *Educate family members on malaria prevention *Treat children suffering from malaria, chagas disease and dengue fever. This fund was established by Compassion because it is one of the many ways we are able to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. *A healthy child can go to school. A healthy child can learn and play and develop. *A healthy child can walk to the nearby church and hear the message of Christ. Now, let’s hear from Natalie: Name: Mala the Mosquito. Age: Unknown. Location: Kenya, Africa. Affliction: Malaria. Purpose: To inflict as many people with malaria as possible. Current location: Flying through a shanty’s window. Victim: African baby girl. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mala: I can hear the baby screaming as I quickly flee out the window. A panicked woman runs out of the house, and starts to swat at me with a large rock. The rock hits me and I fall to the ground. But its to late, the baby is already infected with malaria, and will most likely die. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This Thursday (4/25/13) is World malaria day. What will you do for Malaria day? Half of the world’s population, 3.3 billion people, is at risk of malaria. And this misnamed “bad air,” mal’ aria in Italian, kills approximately 655,000 children per year; many of who are under the age of 5 and most of who live in sub-Saharan Africa. And it’s all because of mosquitoes.