This is a man who is helping Haitian children. This is a topic close to my heart because Lilly could have had a much more healthy first 14 months had a parasite not threatened her life. Lilly, Brandon and I were Lucky. Lilly was taken to Marie and we found her. She was brought home, safe and healthy. How many of the other Haitian children have that opportunity? This man is trying to help as many as he can. Please go to
The email below is from Aaron Jackson - a man who has donated de-worming medications and hopefully multivitamins orphanages in Haiti. He was featured on a CNN show for his charitable works and is now part of the CNN Hero Poll. As Aaron points out, intestinal worms steal nutrients from their hosts – sometimes as much as 20% of their already limited food intake! These de-worming meds could mean the difference between living and dying to some children. Please take a minute or two to vote for Aaron and then to share news of his important work and this poll with others so that Aaron can continue his efforts on behalf of the people of Haiti.
Aaron Jackson Planting Peace www.plantingpeace.
CNN is conducting an on-line poll to select the viewer's favorite CNN Hero. Each week viewers will be able to vote in one of six different categories, with the winner in each category going to a second vote. The viewer nominated Hero from the second vote will be awarded $25,000 towards their cause and will be honored at a live global telecast in December with Anderson Cooper. This week is the "medical marvel' category!
PLEASE go on-line and vote and if you wouldn't mind, please, please, please share this email with all of your friends, co-workers, students, etc. The more exposure Planting Peace has, the more we will be able to do in de-worming the world of this parasite that destroys so much of the nutritional intake of already malnourished children.
Together WE can make a difference! The link to cast your vote is www.cnn.com/hero
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each of you again for your generous contributions. Since the airing of the CNN Hero segment, we have raised enough money for almost two million de-worming treatments!
From the bottom of my heart I appreciate all of your giving, your blessings and your letters of encouragement. Together we ARE going to make a difference.
My husband, Brandon and I have 3 girls.Our baby girl from China, Aurora Grace. One 2 year old from Haiti, Lilly and Alexei who is thrilled to have 2 little sisters. This is our blog of our adventures in the world as a family of 5. We love to travel.