I received this from Invisible Children, which is a charity that I was introduced to through High School kids I was working with at Hollywood Pres, and is something I believe in and personally support. As I read it, I am reminded how life is fragile. While I didn’t know Nate, I am moved by the fact that he got up and lived life, and fought for change. However, because of senseless violence, he lost his life.
Do not be deterred by this violence, but be inspired to live your life to it’s fullest!
The following is from the Invisible Children e-mail.
It is with deep sadness that we write to tell you that one of our dear friends has been lost in Sunday’s terrorist attack in Kampala, Uganda. Nate “Oteka” Henn was killed by an explosion that ripped through a rugby field where hundreds of people had gathered to watch the final match of the World Cup.
To be clear, this attack, and the 74 total deaths, was not related to the LRA. These attacks were unexpected and unprecedented from an international militant terrorist group. It should in no way be confused with our advocacy work.
Nate fought for justice in this world, and he died next to the friends he forged along the way.
Here at Invisible Children, we are a strong family of support, both here and in Uganda, and we want to honor Nate’s legacy. His family needs time to mourn and asks for their privacy for the time being, but they also request that anyone wanting to help can make a donation to the Nate “Oteka” Henn Memorial Fund, supporting other people wanting to live as Nate lived – in service of others. You can donate, and find out more, at www.NateHenn.com.
With Nate in our thoughts and prayers,
To find out more about Invisible Children, please visit their site: http://www.invisiblechildren.com