Summer Blog Carnival: Champions of Global Vaccines


July 24, 2012 BY Elise Glaum

This year, the Shot@Life team has been traveling across the country to educate Americans about the importance of global vaccines. We’ve met a lot of bloggers along the way, bloggers who are passionate about children, global health, advocating for a cause, and storytelling for social good. We asked these bloggers to join us at a summer blog carnival and celebrate childhood with us. One lucky blogger will be chosen to have their blog post featured on Real Simple’s blog, Simply Stated, next Tuesday July 31.

Today’s Shot@Life blog carnival post features bloggers who, after meeting us this past year, now self-identify as champions for global vaccines.

In “Life’s Too Short to Not Give Kids a Shot,” Tonja Deegan teaches us about the ABC’s to give kids a shot at life. A stands for Authority, B stands for Be Aware, and C stands for Caring for Children. Read more…

Lee Reyes-Fournier reminisces back to when she was a little girl and the terror she had of the brick doctor’s building, the horror of the needle, and the yummy sugar cube that protected her from polio. Read more in “A Sugar Cube for Life”…

In “No Mother should expect her child to die,” Emily Hill shares a photo with us from last night’s nighttime bubble bath – the moment when she realized that this milestone – a baby’s first real bubble bath—would be missed by a million and a half children this year. Read more…

Karon Warren from “All Things Lifestyle” talks about how she decided that vaccinating her children was a “no-brainer” to protect them from life-threatening diseases and how you can help make sure every child receives this protection for a little more than the cost of your favorite drink at Starbucks. Read more…

Shot@Life Champion and Founder of World Moms Blog, Jennifer Burden, tells us about her first kiss – not the one that happened with her high school boyfriend – Jen tells us about the first time she kissed her baby girls. She asks us to join her in re-living the first time you kissed your child and to think about the mothers and children around the globe that deserve more shots at re-living their first kisses. Read more…

Georganne Schuch asked her readers, “What childhood milestone do you take for granted?” We are so fortunate to have a shot at learning to whistle, going to school, and playing dress up. Through Shot@Life we can help provide life-saving vaccines and give every child a chance to learn to count. Read more…

Hillary Chybinski is an advocate of immunization. This summer she was shocked to learn that a child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. She asks us to imagine a world where every child lives long enough to make silly faces in the mirror. Read more…

Shot@Life Champion, Jennifer DeFranco, shares stories of summer fun with her kids and reminds us that by supporting Shot@Life, you are supporting more summer fun, more swimming in the lake and the making of more s’mores for everyone. Read more…

As a nurse, Tamara Walker has seen firsthand what vaccine-preventable diseases can do and the suffering they cause young children. Today, she asks us to remember how fun it was to make mud pies when we were kids. By supporting Shot@Life, we can all help prevent these illnesses and give every child a shot at playing in the mud. Read more…

Shot@Life Champion, Felisa Hilbert, talks about how she used to love playing dress-up with her children and talking to them about what they want to be when they grow up. We have the power to make sure every child gets a shot at dreaming of their future. Read more…

Carina Wytiaz started crying during Devi Thomas’ presentation at the Evo Conference earlier this month, and hasn’t been able to stop since. Why? Because it’s just so simple: if we can vaccinate children, they don’t have to die. How stupidly lucky we are. Read more…

Liz Henry from “Six Year Itch” compares life to sports. It’s not just about winning; it’s about how you play the game. Her child’s trophies are her vaccinations. Read more…

Come back tomorrow to read more blog posts from Shot@Life’s Summer Blog Carnival!

 

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