This is the harsh truth for so many children around the world. I was given a lucky chance to grow up in the U.S., but many children, like five-year-old Marjan, grow up fast under the burdens of their reality. Marjan will hopefully be one of the five children that will survive, a very honest and sad statistic about child mortality rates in Afghanistan. According to UNICEF, Marjan is growing up in the worst country for a child, second only to Sierra Leone in child mortality.
This is the type of story I want to cover one day as a journalist. These types of stories need to be heard.