Don’t let the children die

There was a Save the Children conference in London yesterday for bloggers and vloggers. I didn’t attend but wanted to be a part of the campaign to get more health workers for the poorest countries.
There’s to be a conference on September 20th and we need to petition David Cameron to help stop more children from dying through lack of health care workers.

Michelle from Mummy From the Heart and Gemma from Helloitsgemma are asking everyone to help by doing the following and I’m taking part 🙂

Taken from Mummy from the Heart….


  1. So first off – Let’s all sign the petition, 30 seconds work and a step closer.
  2. Then the challenge set by @HelloItsGemma and I is that we want (need) to see 100 posts of 100 words linked up here by Tuesday. If 100 bloggers each write a post about this and encourage more signatures that could make a massive dent in the 20,000 signature shortfall that we sit with right now!Write your 100 words about a great health professional you have encountered in your life. Add a link to the petition and either link or add in some information from Save the Children about the #Healthworkers campaign
  3. Link to a number of other bloggers/ vloggers and ask them to do the same.
  4. Tweet about this, facebook mention it, remark on google plus, talk to your Mum on the phone, whatever you can do to spread this to just a few more people, please do it.

My 100 words

My wonderful health professional is a doctor who looked after me when I got deep vein thrombosis and multiple pulmonary embolism about 2 and a half years ago.
I’d felt ill all day and had a pain in my leg which made walking very difficult. Around tea time, I started having difficulty breathing and NHS direct told my husband to take me to hospital.
The doctor, whose name (I think) was Dr Wood, was so lovely. I thought I was going to die. I could hardly breathe and all I could think of was how unfair it was to leave Ant with more children to raise on his own, when he’d already gone through it with his first wife dying young and leaving him with 6 children.
Dr Wood kept me calm, stopped me from panicking and was my saviour. I know it sounds dramatic but I felt like I owed him my life and I’ll forever be grateful to him for his treatment of me that night, not only for his vital medical treatment but for treating me like an individual, not just another patient.

Probably more than 100 words but worth every one 🙂

So now it’s your turn…..sign the petition, blog, vlog, tweet, facebook, talk to people, email friends with the link, do anything you can to get the message across that we all need to help.


  1. Shell Louise 19th September 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you both for stopping by and the thanks should go to you and the others who set the challenge, Gemma…it was a tweet by you that sent me to the post. I'm pleased to play even a tiny part to help.

  2. helloitsgemma 19th September 2011 at 9:11 pm

    wow! thank you for sharing, I can't imagine experiencing something like that – terrifying.
    thanks so much for taking part x

  3. christinemosler 19th September 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Wow, what a powerfully written post, I broke out in goosebumps! Thank you so much for sharing yur experience.

  4. Shell Louise 18th September 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Most scared I've ever been. Thankfully I'm all better and the good thing to come out of it was stopping smoking, I've not had one since the day I went in hospital.

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

  5. Love in the Nest 18th September 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Wow, it sounds like you had a scary time, I'm so pleased Dr Wo was able to take care of you. Great post x

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