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SAVE the Life of a Child – World Pneumonia Day

The #1 killer of children under age 5! A respiratory illness that takes the lives of 1.4 million children EVERY YEAR! Pneumonia! Today, World Pneumonia Day, holds a special meaning for me, as I nearly died on several occasions as a child due to pneumonia. I remember desperately struggling and gasping for air, missing holidays, birthday parties and special events

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Shot@Life INTERVIEW: Day 2 Uganda, Africa

On Day 2 of our Shot@Life observation trip, we visited a child health day in Mubende, a rural community in Western Uganda.  Check out the video of this day’s impact. Video Courtesy of Shot@Life:        

Where Are You From? My Journey Home to Africa

  “Where are you from?” Whether spoken or implied, this was the continuous question I received during my 7 day journey in Africa. I received the life-changing opportunity to attend an observation trip with Shot@Life, a United Nations Foundation campaign focused on raising awareness and funds to give other mothers a choice in the vaccination of

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Motherhood: A Universal Word

She wore a little green dress with bright eyes, and tiny little hands and  feet. Five month old Baby Harriett didn’t realize that today was a special day. One that would save her life! A small group of three Shot@Life Champion were given the privilege of following a family’s journey. Young grandmother Rosemary and her

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The Pride of Mubende Village – Family Health Day

    Mubende Village is very rich in culture, style and religion. Churches and mosques are on nearly every corner, but health centers are not. So UNICEF uses the opportunity to capture village citizens coming in droves to worship, and offers free immunizations, de-worming, birth registry, blood pressure and HIV/AIDS testing and results. Shot@Life gave us

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Anticipating Uganda!

I received a phone call a few weeks ago from the United Nations Foundation – Shot@Life Campaign that both shocked and humbled me. I was invited to attend the FIRST EVER observation trip to Uganda, Africa to see first hand the work being done on the ground with polio and measles immunizations. Since that phone

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World Changers – Social Good Summit NYC

Mashable, an organization that reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world, hosts the Social Good Summit during UN Week each year in New York City. September 22-24, 2012, I was honored to be invited as a guest, along with fellow United Nations Foundation – Shot@Life Champions, and

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NYC Shot@Life Mobile Launch Party

Dancing cuties, games, food, arts, crafts, cookie decorating, and Shot@Life awareness. That was the scene during the Shot@Life Mobile Launch Party in New York City on September 21, 2012.  Shot@Life Champions, Social Good Bloggers, and their children danced to the sounds of Baby Loves Disco all night long as we learned more about the message of vaccine preventable

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Capturing Milestones – NEW Shot@Life Mobile App

As multi-tasking parents we have all had our challenges with keeping things organized. Your child’s first step, the day the bottles and diapers come to end, a lost tooth, and the first day of school. Unless you carry your baby book with you, many of these dates can get lost in the hustle and bustle

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VIDEO: Rocking OUT at the White House

Easter is a time of celebration for our Savior Jesus Christ’s resurrection. It’s also a time for family to gather for fun activities, dressing up for church or other religious ceremonies, and who can forget the yummy food.     It’s also a time of celebration at the White House Easter Egg Roll! On Monday April

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