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Monday, 19 September 2011

From saving the galaxy to saving the children

On Saturday I was running around the garden with 15 kids pretending to be the Fairy Superwoman, saving our bouncy castle galaxy from Evil Professor Lucius and his sidekick JoJo, from the Planet Albatron. Miss L was 5, and wanted a Fairies and Superheros themed party. I was excited to have a happy, healthy 5 year old who has just started school. I felt proud of the brave and independent person she has become. Antibiotics, an emergency c section and immunisations couldn't have been further from my mind. But, without that healthcare, Fairy Superwoman and her daughter might not have been defending the bouncy galaxy.
Me in the silver cape leading the flying lessons.
Me, and bump about to have an emergency c section.
Meanwhile, some of my best blogging friends were at the Save the Children conference, finding out more about how they can give voice to a campaign to help bring healthworkers to the world's most impoverished communities.  As I did on Saturday, we often take healthcare for granted in the UK, even when it means the difference between life and death.  For many people that isn't the case.

How can you add weight to this campaign?  In the words of Special Agent Oso, three special steps:

1.Sign this petition
2. Write 100 words (that's mine at the top) about what healthcare or health workers mean to you, and link up at Mummy from the Heart
3. Tag some other bloggers (consider yourself tagged), or ask your twitter or facebook friends to sign the petition.

And do it all now, because Christine Mosler of Thinly Spread is attending the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, to encourage David Cameron to prioritise the aid budget for healthworkers.  She needs as many signatures and blog posts behind her as possible.

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At 19 September 2011 at 11:07 , Blogger Love in the Nest said...

I think day to day so many of us take our health workers for granted, this challenge h certainly had an impact on that. X

At 19 September 2011 at 13:24 , Blogger The Rambling Pages said...

We take far too much for granted. I too have joined in, done my post and signed the petition

At 19 September 2011 at 21:36 , Blogger helloitsgemma said...

second photo of you is great.
thanks for this Penny, missed you on Saturday but your date was as important. Happy Birthday Ms L

At 23 September 2011 at 12:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your support, it has been an incredible experience having the backing of so many people, so many voices united in one big shout.


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