“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Cigna Foundation, in partnership with Samahope. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”
I’m not exagerating when I say that had I not been in a hospital when I birthed my children, I would have died. In each delivery, my placenta fragmented which led to hemorrhaging during birth and an eventual hysterectomy.
Pretty darn awful is about the only thing I have to say about the whole thing. And, that I’ve come to grips with all that has happened as a result. I’m just so happy that I have access to modern medical facilities and doctors. If I didn’t, there is no doubt in my mind… I would be dead.
Color me lucky. Color us lucky. Many moms-to-be or new moms in the U.S. are fortunate enough to have access to the health care they need for themselves and their child. But not all do. And what then?
Samahope enables anyone, anywhere to directly fund doctors’ life-changing medical treatments for women and children in need. This year’s Cigna Foundation World of Difference grant to Samahope is helping to train local nurses and fund doctors in India to provide treatment and surgery for people in need.
How can you help? By contributing to the 10,000 Lives Campaign, which aims to protect the lives of women and children in need. And, they aren’t stopping until they reach the goal of funding enough birth kits for 5,000 moms and 5,000 babies—10,000 lives. They are half-way there! And we (you and I) can help Samahope and The Cigna Foundation reach that goal.
If you’ve given birth, the statistic that every two minutes a woman dies from preventable causes related to pregnancy and birth won’t shock you. Giving birth is the hardest and most insane thing that many women do. And to know that just $5 can help provide a safe birth and protect two lives? Um, totally worth it.
At Samahope, $5 helps fund a birth kit that includes the sterile tools to enable a Skilled Birth Attendant to protect a mother and child from life-threatening complications during childbirth.
Ok, I’m gonna bust out my inner Sally Struther’s and simply ask you to contribute. It’s simple, and will probably make you feel really good about yourself!
To learn more about the Cigna Foundation and Samahope visit the sites below:
Cigna Foundation website: http://bit.ly/1JBZorX
Samahope website: http://bit.ly/1NM5jN7
Samahope Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samahope.org
Samahope Twitter: https://twitter.com/Samahope
Cigna Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIGNA
Cigna Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cigna