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All Children Deserve a @ShotAtLife #VaccinesWork

Children are going are going to get sick. There are certainly things that you can do to ensure that your children don’t get ill often, but unless you keep them in a controlled environment for their entire lives, they’re bound to catch something eventually. Fortunately, I am able to provide my daughter with healthy food, warm shelter and clothing to help her stay well. In the event that she does get sick, we have good healthcare that includes immunizations to ensure that certain illnesses like pertussis or the measles don’t take away my daughter’s chance to grow up and be a healthy adult.

Not every child has the same chance. There are families that are living in complete poverty who lose their children to illnesses like whooping cough because they can’t afford the $20 immunization. The United Nations Foundation program, [email protected], is working to give all children a chance to be healthy. As advocates and fundraisers for these families who are unable to advocate for themselves, [email protected] is committed to saving and enhancing lives. I am super proud to share that I will be partnering with [email protected] as a Champion for 2013! I’m going to give my voice, and my energy in order to support other moms, like myself, who just want their children to be well and happy.

I’d love for you to share this journey with me. Learn more about [email protected] on their website, or follow them on Twitter and Facebook. This video is what sold me on the organization, and I hope it helps to clear up a few things for you, too!

*I know that vaccines are a touchy subject, and it’s a very personal topic. I believe that they work, and we choose it for our family. As a Champion, my job isn’t going to be to force my opinion on others, it’s going to be to educate families, particularly families who don’t have the means to get their children vaccinated, even if they want to. Please respect my goal, even if your choice for your family is different.