First and foremost, I'm a mom
and probably the most difficult thing I ever did was
hold the hand of another mom as we together watched her baby die.
The baby's name was Fatima and she died of the disease in
probably never even heard of, maternal and neonatal tetanus
or MNT. MNT strikes in the first few days and weeks of a baby's life and
almost every one that gets it
dies. Watching this watching that tiny body
become rigid watching that baby convulse. Knowing that we couldn't touch her,
we couldn't sing to her, we couldn't even turn the light on
because it was so excruciating for her was the worst moment of my life.
There are just so many problems in the world that we can't
do anything about, diseases we can't cure but
this is one that can be stopped. Forever.
Children do not need to die from MNT. Moms don't have to lose their
to this disease. For a dollar and 80 cents one dollar and 80 cents,
UNICEF and Kiwanis can vaccinate
women during their childbearing years and protect
both the women themselves and their babies. UNICEF and our partners have helped
MNIT in thirty-five countries, six in the last year.
One of those countries with Sierra Leone where Fatima died.
Now we have 24 to go and you can help make that happen.
How often do you get a chance to save the life
for less than $2.00?
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