Charlize "Seeing kids suffering made me think of Jackson and his granny"
Charlize Theron got the chance to write for the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, talking about her experiences helping people in the Central Africa Republic.
The South African star is a UN ambassador and messenger of peace and recently went to war-torn Central African Republic to offer support and assistance. It was on a visit to a clinic in the country that she heard a harrowing tale of a boy who was attacked on Christmas day last year, leaving him paralysed from the waist down and unable to move, as his friends were hacked to death with machetes.
"I couldn't stop thinking about this young boy lying in the dirt. Left for dead on a night when back home millions of children were opening Christmas presents, safe and happy". Charlize asked him what he wished for and he replied that all he wanted was peace.
"I couldn't look at him without seeing my own son," Charlize confessed, "or look at his worried grandmother by his side and not see my son's grandmother, she added".
Charlize then wrote about the similarities among human beings. But in this setting, it is almost impossible to understand the realities of what others have actually experienced."