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Welcome to Felisa Hilbert Personal Page

 

I am wife, a mother, an educator, a former nurse from Mexico that champion and advocate for Shot@life.   Shot@Life, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation that educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. 

Shot@Life’s mission is to ensure that children everywhere are given access to the vaccines that can save their lives from polio, measles, rotavirus (diarrhea) and pneumonia.  

It is always difficult to see an adult suffering from pneumonia; but it is heart-breaking when you see a child with pneumonia.  It is still worse, especially, if that child is in a little clinic in a developing country, where little help can be offered.  Have you ever seen such a child with pneumonia?  I have.  These poor children burn with fever, their teeth chatter with chills, and their little bodies shake.  You see them breathing fast & shallow and short of breath, while complaining of chest pain and coughing green mucus (sputum), sometimes tinged with red, from their lungs. Children with pneumonia also have fits of diarrhea and vomiting; and feel overall miserable every second they are sick. 

The impact of pneumonia is at its worst among the poorest and most marginalized countries where most children are malnourished.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) pneumonia kills an estimated 1.1 million children under the age of five every year.

As a Shot@Life Champion, I am helping lead this grassroots movement to educate and inspire my community to take action. I hope you will help me ensure that all children have a shot at a healthy future.  Donate and give this Holiday season the best Christmas present! Give a child the gift of a healthy life!