Last night I watched the following video about Bill and Melinda Gates, and what they are doing to prevent infant mortality:
They’ve managed to potentially prevent millions of children from dying in the first 24 hours birth. Part of what they did was actually ask parents for permission to autopsy deceased children. You can’t see much in the video, but it was still pretty heartbreaking to see a little plastic wrapped bundle, knowing that it was someone’s child. It made me realize how blessed I am. I actually had to get up and check on my two little girls and wife that were asleep, just to make sure they were still well. To think that I’ve got a wife, two amazing little girls, a house, a job, supportive family members, etc…. and I don’t have malaria. It’s videos like this that make me really realize how blessed I am. And it motivates me to try and find ways that I can help others.