She Held The Hand Of A Mom Whose Baby Died Right In Front Of Them. It Doesn't Have To Be That Way.

The head of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has witnessed some things most people never have to see. But the families not only have to see it, they have to live through it and with it for the rest of their lives. No family should have to go through this, especially when it's so easy to prevent. Please listen to this mom's story.

Just a warning, there's a moment where they show you what happens to babies with this disease 41 seconds in that is hard to watch. But I urge you to hear her out.

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First and foremost, I'm a mom

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and probably the most difficult thing I ever did was

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hold the hand of another mom as we together watched her baby die.

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The baby's name was Fatima and she died of the disease in

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probably never even heard of, maternal and neonatal tetanus

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or MNT. MNT strikes in the first few days and weeks of a baby's life and

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almost every one that gets it

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dies. Watching this watching that tiny body

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become rigid watching that baby convulse. Knowing that we couldn't touch her,

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we couldn't sing to her, we couldn't even turn the light on

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because it was so excruciating for her was the worst moment of my life.

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There are just so many problems in the world that we can't

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do anything about, diseases we can't cure but

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this is one that can be stopped. Forever.

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Children do not need to die from MNT. Moms don't have to lose their

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babies

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to this disease. For a dollar and 80 cents one dollar and 80 cents,

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UNICEF and Kiwanis can vaccinate

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women during their childbearing years and protect

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both the women themselves and their babies. UNICEF and our partners have helped

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eliminate

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MNIT in thirty-five countries, six in the last year.

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One of those countries with Sierra Leone where Fatima died.

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Now we have 24 to go and you can help make that happen.

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How often do you get a chance to save the life

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for less than $2.00?

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Click now. Make it happen.

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