Mother, Actor, and an Every Child by Two Vaccine Ambassador to the Shot@Life campaign
Amanda Peet has been a passionate advocate of vaccines for children for years. “It’s proven- vaccines are life-saving. I can’t imagine my daughters not reaching major milestones because of a preventable disease like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles or polio. No mother should have to imagine that,” said Peet. “We know vaccines work and for only $20, we can help protect a child from these four diseases. All children should have the opportunity to lead healthy lives and experience all of life’s priceless moments.”
Blog Posts by Amanda Peet
Every Child’s Wishes and Dreams Matter
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.
April 21, 2014
Don't start celebrating yet.
To some Americans, World Polio Day slipped quietly under the radar last week; and understandably so. However, let’s not forget that here in the U.S., it was only 50 years ago that polio paralyzed almost 20,000 children and killed nearly 1,000 Americans each year. Most of the polio survivors were young children, many who remained in iron lungs for a lifetime – unable to play on the playground or learn to ride a bike...
October 31, 2012
Heartbreaking, but not hopeless
My older daughter, Frankie, is about to reach a major milestone this fall – kindergarten. I am so excited for her future, yet at the same time, reaching this milestone reminds me of all the children who don’t make it to their fifth birthday and never have the chance to make it to kindergarten...
September 4, 2012
Take Action. Stand up for Childhood.
Being a mom to Molly and Frankie is the most challenging role I’ve taken on. Two years ago, my youngest daughter, Molly, contracted whooping cough. As any parent can relate, it’s scary when your kids get sick, especially when the doctor isn’t sure what’s wrong. Just after we found out that she had whooping cough, I learned that Molly was part of the largest outbreak in decades...
June 26, 2012