This is me, this is my future

This is a meme in support of the SAVE THE CHILDREN, NO CHILD IS BORN TO DIE campaign.
Put simply and to directly quote Save the Children:

No child is born to die, but 8 million children under five die every year from illnesses we know how to treat or prevent, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia. In the 21st century, this is utterly wrong.

I can’t add anything to that, it doesn’t just speak for itself, it screams an important message.
Click here to read more about the Save the Children Campaign. On the 13th June, the UK hosts a Global Immunisation summit, Save the Children aim to place pressure on those attending to increase funding for immunisation:

The jabs we take for granted in the UK are not available to 1 in 5 children worldwide.

Over the last decade, millions of children have been immunised – protection that saves two and half million children every year. That’s a staggering 7,000 lives every day.

But many of the most marginalised children from the poorest countries, who are at most risk of dying from diseases, are still missing out.

Summit: life and death moment for millions of children
The global immunisation drive led by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) is the best way to end this injustice. If GAVI’s work is fully funded, 4 million more children’s lives could be saved by 2015.

click here to read more.  You can support this campaign by signing the petition, a link is below, it’s a small thing to take a moment a sign, but it is such an important campaign.

My Son is nearly 3 and a half. When he grows up he wants to play music.

He says he will be tall, I hope he will be healthy. He thinks he will look like this; “Tall with legs” is his description.
20110524-153833.jpgHe has all his jabs, most recently his pre-school boosters, as a Mother I want to do the best for him, to protect him from harm. As a family, we are lucky, we have access to health care and to immunisations. It is something, to be honest, we take for granted. If you are a parent, stop for a moment and think; what if I didn’t have access to preventative vaccinations? what if I couldn’t ring for a GP in the middle of the night or get my child to the nearest A&E? Think about it.

This campaign matters, it’s about the values we want to pass onto our children, all children are important, all children matter, no child is born to die.
I am grateful to be tagged; by Chez Spud, Tiddlyompompom, SAHMlovingit, and Me and My Shadow (I owe you all link backs)
The challenge is simple:

1) Get your child to either draw or craft a self portrait of themselves now or in the future.
2)Sign the Save the Children petition (here) to support full funding for vaccinations and then pass it onto your friends
3) Write a blog post about it as soon as possible, including info about Save the Children and the petition. We want as many people linked up at the Fabulous Red Ted Art, and signed up the petition by Sunday 29th May 2011.
4) Tag 8 fellow blogger friends
5) Come back and link up your posts,
6) If you have time, visit each other posts and say hello!
I am so very sorry, I have left it late but I am tagging.
Northern Mum (frankly, I’m very interested in Twin Boy’s offering)
Midlife Single Mum
Bibsey Mama
Alexander Residence

16 Comments

  1. Red Ted Art

    Aaaaaah what a fabulous rock star photo! And what a great drawing!! Tall with legs is fabulous – and a sign of a good and healthy child – thanks to our vaccinations. Yay!

    Thank you so much for supporting this wonderful cause! I know Save The Children and Chris a *chuffed to bits*. As am I 🙂 love seeing all these wonderful drawings!

    Maggy

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  3. Bibsey Mama

    Thank you for tagging me for this. It is such an important campaign. I am so sorry that I couldn’t get my arse together to write a blog post in time – we are in the midst of a three week parental visitation – but I have of course signed the petition. Brilliant work everyone.

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