"While in Jordan I saw children laughing in the Child Friendly Spaces, just like I did when I was five, but I also saw a boy with the sad lifeless eyes. He is my why for 40 Hour Famine this year. I am inspired to raise money so children can be children again, so they can laugh and sing.
"Not only is the 40 Hour Famine a great way to give back, but it brings empowerment to the youth of New Zealand. I am excited to see the youth across New Zealand stand together for our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world."