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Gabi is my second child. She was induced on May 21, 2007. I was 39 weeks and I felt like I was 42 weeks pregnant. The doctors were afraid that she would be too large for me to birth vaginally if she went to term so I gladly agreed to an induction. After my first time giving birth,I was agreeable to do just about anything to avoid an unintentional natural birth.

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water.org, charity, clean water initiative, Haiti, change ten lives in ten days.


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Water.Org has the Initiative

A clean glass of water can mean the difference between life and death for some. We all want to change the world and make it a better place for ourselves, for our children. We are all capable of doing so too. It starts with baby steps by people like you and I. We can change the world. We can change lives. We can save the children. I am so excited to be a part of this change and to partner with the Mission list, Matt Damon and water.org to do good in this world. It’s time those of us who can stand up and help those in need.

Can you imagine if you had no clean water to drink? No clean water to give to your small child?  I’m not talking about bottled water, or Perrier, I am talking about water that is parasite free and free of fecal matter; water that you can drink without running the risk of killing yourself. Water that you can give to your children in good conscience and NOT have to worry that it may kill them. This should be a luxury afforded to every human being but sadly it is not.

Malnutrition, due to dirty water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene, is estimated to lead to death in an additional 2,350 children under the age of five each day.

Every 21 seconds, a child dies from diarrhea. This amounts to approximately 4,100 deaths a day

Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. Around 1.5 million deaths each year – nearly one in five – are caused by diarrhea. It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined

water.org, clean water initiative, Haiti, charity, change ten lives in ten days

Water.Org is answering the call

Only 63% of the world’s population has access to improved sanitation – defined as a sanitation facility that ensures hygienic separation of human excreta from human contact. It’s difficult to have clean water when the water you bathe in is the same water you cook with and drink, and so does everybody else.


water.org, charity, clean water initiative, Haiti, change ten lives in ten days.

Only $25 brings one person clean water for their entire life. Shouldn’t we all be given clean water and the opportunity to live, to raise our children to adulthood. Children dying from lack of clean water is one of the most devastating truths of the world. We can change that. It starts with you and I caring enough to take the initiative to change the world. Make a small donation ( even $1 helps), spread the word to your friends because every single penny counts because every single child deserves clean water. Clean water can mean the difference between life and death.

For the next ten days I will be trying to raise enough money to help change the lives of ten people. And I’d love for you to join me. Donate to my fundraiser  or just learn more about the water crisis.

Won’t You Join Water.Org in Making the World a Better Place for our Children and donate today?


If you are looking for Throat Punch Thursday, it will be back next week. I’m dedicating this week to doing good:) Since you are here anyway, why not help change ten lives?

Photo Credit Inward Facing Girl

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