Mother’s Day has a special meaning to people around the world.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, we captured the story of Jennifer, one of our Imagine No Malaria field coordinators.
Jennifer took a missionary trip to Central America, and upon her return became pregnant. That was when her life took a surreal turn. When she was four months pregnant, Jennifer discovered that – right here in the United States – she was sick with malaria.
Fortunately, she had access to quality medical care and delivered a healthy child after a week of hospitalization and an extended recovery. Jennifer realized that women around the world were suffering as she had, but without the benefit of premium and local medical care and, often, without knowledge of how the medicine they are given will affect their unborn child. The thought of these mothers and the 3,000 mothers every day who hold their children as they die of malaria caused her to dedicate years of her life to raising awareness about malaria and helping to ease suffering from this treatable, preventable and beatable disease.
This Mother’s Day, please give generously – in honor of your mother or other important women in your life – to Imagine No Malaria. Join us in sharing Jennifer’s story with the video and resources available here: http://imaginenomalaria.org/news/jennifers-story#.VUiw8uGchxJ
With much love from our families to yours,
The Imagine No Malaria team