#blogust ’13 Moments Matter. Comments Count.

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.


And she got that chance  to be a very big four.

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.


Join us for the whole month of August for Blogust.


Blogust is a month-long digital dialogue
bringing 31 of the most influential online writers
together to help change the world through
blogging . 31 days, 31 children, and 31 stories of
growing up. Make an impact. Join the

conversation. For every comment on any of the 31 posts,
Walgreens Pharmacy will donate a life-saving
vaccine (up to 50,000 vaccines) to give
children around the world a shot at life

It’s so easy. Click over to learn more about Blogust on Shot At Life to follow along each day to click over and comment on each and every blog post. Let’s get 50,000 vaccines and save so many children’s lifes – giving each of them the same shot at first steps, blowing out birthday candles, first hugs, first giggles, first words…and a shot at life. Because every child deserves a chance.


***I am a Shot At Life Champion and would love your support on this important cause.

About Tracy

My name is Tracy Morrison and I live in sunny Minnesota. I'm neither British nor a nun - I'm just a Midwesterner with a headache. This is mainly a humor and lifestyle blog that documents the lighter side of parenting. I am an ex-corporate ladder climber turned freelance writer, social media manager, and fashion expert - and ruler of my own little universe(very small). Aren't we all. I would love for you to contact me at tracy@sellabitmum.com

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  1. says

    Thank you for doing this and making a difference in children’s life by giving them the gift of life! We take so much for granted. Thank you Walgreens:)what a committment!!!!

  2. Amy says

    Thank you so much for this post. My 10 year old daughter Kellie was on my lap and we both read this and she said “Hey, could we work with this charity? I don’t want kids to die either!” and we’re looking into it.

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