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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.
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