Today, my parents are in Washington DC on behalf of ONE.org (you know, Bono's little organization ;)). A few years ago my dad (a family doc) testified before Congress on the importance of vaccines in preventative care and shared some of his research. ONE recently reached out to my parents and asked them to share their story with ONE members. You see, it's also personal, because my sister has Hepatitis B.
Today, my parents along with the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics spoke to the press and government officials about the importance of helping to provide vaccinations to children in poor nations. A simple vaccination can save millions of lives!
Needless to say, I'm a proud daughter. I'm proud of my parents for their activism throughout my life and for the example they set for our family. I'm proud of my brothers and sisters for continuing to speak up for those who don't have rights or a voice in this world. I'm proud and grateful! To see the ONE blog on my parents, visit HERE.