Every Child’s Wishes and Dreams Matter

By Global Moms Challenge

April 21, 2014

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $250,000, to the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of moms and kids worldwide in support of MAMA, Shot@Life, and Girl Up. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

As a social worker, my Mom dedicated her career to helping other people. After she retired, she volunteered helping immigrant students prepare for their GEDs. Because of her, I’ve always been curious about other countries and cultures, and have tried to find ways to help people in need. She always believed that a child’s wishes and dreams are equally vivid no matter where they live, or what their circumstances are.

Every twenty seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. On a recent trip to Kenya I had the opportunity to see the impact of vaccinations on mothers and their children.

When I went to the villages outside Kisumu I met mothers who had walked for miles, and waited for hours in long lines to get their infants vaccinated. Some of the mothers made the choice to become health workers as well and spent their time going door to door to alert families that a vaccination campaign was coming to their village.

 

(Image: Amanda Peet holds a young child and meets with a local Kenyan family during her Shot@Life trip to the country.)
Please join me in supporting Shot At Life so we can be on the right side of history, and help give all children a shot at a healthy childhood.

Love, Amanda

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