you can count on me and @shotatlife #vaximpact

The impact of vaccines on the lives of children around the world is incredible. Now, you can help sustain the impact by sending an email to your member of congress. Welcome your members to the 113th Congress and ask them to make sure that global health and vaccines are a priority in the new Congress. Take action and make an impact!

I made a video because my words never seem to express what I fully want to say. I’m not sure that when I had both hands I could put into words the words the emotions in the eyes of one sick child, one mother aching for her child.

I’ve been that mother. Different disease and very different circumstance but I remember the raw, gaping pain that there was nothing I could do for my sick baby. There was nothing I wouldn’t have done, NOTHING, had you said there was a remedy.

There was no shot that could fix my child but vaccinations can protect theirs.

I look at the pictures of the parents and the children and I remember.

Their faces and eyes tell a story better than my word ever could.

Go to Shot@Life site, look for this pledge of support. Join. 

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This story comes from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and is part of Shot@Life’s ’28 Days of Impact’ Campaign. A follow up to Blogust to raise awareness for global vaccines and the work being done by Shot@Life and their partners to help give children around the world a shot at a healthy life. Each day in February, you can read another impactful story on global childhood vaccines. Tomorrow, don’t miss Clay Nichols of Dad Labs‘ post! Go to www.shotatlife.org/impact to learn more. 

photo credit: shotatlife & UN Foundation

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3 Responses to you can count on me and @shotatlife #vaximpact

  1. bayanlar March 5, 2015 at 3:46 AM #

    this is great.. thanks for all your efforts..

  2. Adrian February 24, 2013 at 12:50 AM #

    Awesome video! I love the song behind it. And all those familiar faces. Sorry I didn’t meet up with you in DC. I was there the day after you left. It was an awesome conference.

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