Elizabeth has a double burden: she not only is HIV+, but she suffers from a debilitating genetic disorder. She was near death when she arrived at Nyumbani, but dramatically recovered.
I watched her closely during the Easter vigil mass. She is an unusual and beautiful girl. I can't help but think that Easter has deep meaning for her--and for all the children. Death is always near to them, with all the challenges and fears it brings. This means that Resurrection is strongly impressed on them as well--a sustaining, cherished belief.