As part of its No Child Is Born To Die project, Save The Children UK will present 60,000 signatures to David Cameron on Tuesday. That's if we have 60,000 people who support sending more healthworkers to East Africa. Save the children has declared that a shortage of healthworkers is impeding their efforts to save 750,000 children who are on the brink of death.
Please read about the campaign and sign the petition - before Tuesday.
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If you have a blog, please join the 100 word challenge set by Gemma at HelloitsGemma and Michelle from Mummy from the Heart. 100 words about a healthworker who has touched your life. The challenge is to reach 100 entries by Tuesday. My entry is below followed by the blog-hop through which you can read the others.
The doctor entered the room and gently asked me, "do you understand what has happened?" I nodded.
"We would like your permission to perform an autopsy."
I nodded again and the gentle doctor continued... "we want to gain as much information as possible so that next time we can be best prepared."
You hear what you want to hear in any given situation. When you have just miscarried twin girls at almost 22 weeks, hearing the magic words, "next time," was like a lifeline. Hope is a wonderful thing. It brings you back from the brink to fulfill your destiny.