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Blogust ’13 – Your Comments Save Lives!

Many of you already know my heart for service and my partnership with the United Nations Foundation – Shot@Life campaign; a campaign that provides life-saving vaccinations for children in developing countries. Shot@Life continues to come up with innovative and creative ways to get the word out about saving the lives of children through vaccinations. Starting

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I Am a Global Mom: Mom+Social Summit

I was honored to be a speaker for the very first Mom+Social Summit hosted by the United Nations Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Huffington Post, Baby Center and 92Y Tribeca in New York City. I had the privilege of sharing my heart as a mother, social good champion, Mocha Mom and Mommy CEO who ensures our company gives back

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28 Days of Impact: Baby Harriett

    The flutters of movement, then the obvious kicks from the life beating inside of me. I was afraid. Afraid of the unknown. The uncertainty of whether I was ready to become a mother, unsure of how to care for myself and the life that waited to arrive. I sang to her in my

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Make a Difference For Someone You Don’t Know – #GivingTuesday

  Most of us live our lives eternally blessed beyond measure with not only our needs, but our wants. When I look at my own life and those around me, I realize that we live in abundance. It is unfortunate that we only use times like Thanksgiving to realize that we have a myriad of reasons to

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A NEW Reason To Give Thanks

As I cooked last night, and awoke this morning preparing for my family, my heart is so heavy with the faces of Ugandan children etched in my memory. While many of us will enjoy our warm homes with electricity, running water and sit at beautifully decorated tables to a feast of delicious food, these children

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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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Progress and Hope: Dr. Ahuna Ezaikonwa-Onochie, United Nations Resident Coordinator

The final stop on the Shot@Life trip to Uganda, Africa was a visit to the United Nations Headquarters in Kampala.  We were given the opportunity to have a private meeting with Dr. Ahuna Ezaikonwa-Onochie, U.N. Resident Coordinator of Uganda Center, an eloquent and classy native of  Nigeria. Dr. Onochie is a 16 year veteran of the United

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VIDEO: The Voices of Angels – Railway Primary School

    From the moment they began to sing, I just knew that music came from their souls, their heritage, OUR ancestry.   When one person led a song the others followed with enthusiasm and jubilee. When they sang together, their voices blended like a school of fish; bending, moving and flowing together as one. Each soprano,

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