Astrid is running fast now. It’s weird when that happens..when toddlers turn to preschoolers who turn to almost school-age kids. How their wobbly first steps turn into clumsy walking then running with trips and falls as they still kind of toddle back and forth..but then…one day they run like the wind. Their legs move easily forward in a fluid motion with a perfect kick at the end as they draw their foot up again for yet another perfect stride.
And off she goes. This is how I know she is four.
And as she runs, her hair flies behind her – just like a big girl.
She’s a big girl.
Unlike so many children around the world because they do not have access to simple and life-saving vaccines, and a child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could be prevented from a simple vaccine.
And those children will never see their 4th birthday. They will never run, never feel the wind in their face as they stride quickly playing with friends.
Some will never even learn to walk.
So it’s time that we make a difference.
And it’s so easy.
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