Friday, October 12, 2012

Polio, MMR and Hepatitus

Gene and I had the pleasure of a fun date night in Springfield a few weeks ago and we shared it by injecting live deadly virusis into our bodies.....

                                            Hep A, Polio and Yellow Fever for Geno!

                                (I think the virus may already be active in that crazy face!)  

                               Hepatitis A and B, MMR, Polio and Yellow Fever for Amanda

                      That HEP A/B combo stung like a.....(this is a family blog people!)

    Our Battle Scars also known as band-aids....

Although our insurance did not cover our "Ethiopia Travel Vacines" we did have a very nice nurse that allowed us to be in the city limits according to our rental properties so that we could pay $600 instead of $800.

Now please understand, I am just to thankful that we live in a place that we can access vacines and modern medicine and technology. Let me share with you what I have learned about the health of the developing world....

For the 1.9 billion children from the developing world, there are:
      640 million without adequate shelter (1 in 3)
      400 million with no access to safe water (1 in 5)
      270 million with no access to health services (1 in 7)

Love Life and Lollipops- Dirty Water

Worldwide: 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized
          (Anup Shah, Poverty Facts and Stats, Global Issues, Updated: September 20, 2010)

So How can you Help???