|Me and baby girl fish watching!|
This post is more about understanding that you shouldn't take anything for granted and actually be grateful for what you have. In America, so many things come easy or easier than most, that we just expect this/that to happen. However, in many other countries, it is the complete opposite. Clean water, food, shelter, clothes and even vaccines are just somethings we may take for granted here in the USA. When I see videos, hear stories or meet someone from another country that has actually lived through some of these tragedies - it puts things into perspective. Be grateful. Life is not all about labels, shoes, and shows! For some, life is actually about just being able to just live!
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Did Yall Know that:
Millions of children are disabled or killed every decade by preventable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio. Pneumonia and diarrhea are the two biggest killers of children under five, and account for more than one-third of childhood deaths worldwide.
Well here's what we do know, germs don't need a passport. With so many children around the world unvaccinated, outbreaks of diseases such as measles can occur. Expanding access to vaccines strengthens our ability to fight disease globally and keep our families healthy here at home.
It's simple; vaccines save lives. Millions of children could be spared from measles, pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and other preventable diseases if we could simply get them the vaccines they need.
The good news is access to vaccines has grown significantly in the last decade. Currently, vaccines are able to save the lives of 2.5 million children from preventable diseases every year. With your help, we can reach even more. With your support, global vaccination programs can save the life of a child every 20 seconds, and stop the nearly 2 million unnecessary deaths that happen every year.
How fortunate are we mommies to live in a country where, during our pregnancies, we're not worried or concerned about how long will my child survive after birth. And even in instances when these women do have access to vaccines, their next concern is "how" do I get to it! Many of these mothers have to "walk", and with child in tow, @ least 14 miles to even get the vaccination and at which sometimes they get there to then find out that the vaccines are not available or they ran out.
|Mimi (LipGloss and Binky Blog) & Myself|
I was also able to run into a fellow mommy blogger!
Ms. Mimi!! Check her out!