Written by Doctor G

Will My Child Live

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Today’s question comes from my dear friend Nicole. She is a Champion for Shot@Life, an organization committed to funding immunizations for kids in the developing world. Nicole explained that she is helping Shot@Life and the United Nations raise money during and after World Immunization Week. First she asked, “Do you want to help?” Do I? Do I!

Why am I so passionate about vaccination?

Because, in my thirteen years (this month) as a doctor, I’ve seen unvaccinated American kids die of meningitis, pertussis, HIB and chicken pox. I’ve cared for children hospitalized by measles, rotavirus, pneumonia and hepatitis A. I care for adult patients who still are disfigured or affected by polio, hepatitis B, HPV, and rubella. These are now all vaccine preventable illnesses.

Then she asked me, and nineteen other online moms, to answer this question:

“What does motherhood mean to you?”

Here is my answer. Motherhood, for me, means luxury. When I think motherhood I have that lovely, heart-melt feeling, that sense memory of well-fed and healthy babies in my arms.

My motherhood is one of

Meeting needs, soothing hurts, answering curious questions.

Challenging ideas, having adventures, building character.

Hugging happy bodies, encouraging generous hearts, doling out consequences.

My motherhood experience rests comfortably on the assumption that my kids are likely to live through their childhood.

Is yours?

If so, you and I are both blessed. We do not wake each day of our pregnancies and our lives asking “Will my child live?” The help that Shot@Life will provide? Gives mothers a shot at that same blessing. These are women who just pray every night for their children to live to adulthood. Let’s do our part to make that prayer come true.

So now I’m asking you. What does motherhood mean to you? If you write about it, link up! Spread the word and you will, very directly, save lives. If you comment, please donate a dollar (or more!) for these babies. If life finds you in a moment when you can’t donate, will you spread the word? That itself would be a huge help!

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Sisters From Another Mister

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Making a difference May 8th thro May 18th


Sisters From Another Mister, proud Champion for shot@life and the UN Foundation

Sisters From Another Mister, proud Champion for shot@life and the UN Foundation


I donated for each of my sons, and for each of the five children I’ve known through my work who died from vaccine preventable diseases.  Who moves you to help?



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