Leave Comment & Give A Child A Shot@Life


We are thrilled to be apart of the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life campaign. Every comment that is made on this article gives a child in a third world country vaccines they need to live a strong, healthy life. I’m a mother of five and I obviously adore children. The chance to give disadvantaged children a healthier life and the same opportunity at wellness as my own—I’m in!

Leave a comment if you have a moment, 1 comment = 1 vaccine!

Every day this month, someone will be sharing a story about a special person of that same age. Today being the 8th of August, my story is about my blonde headed, bare footed, and incredibly patient eight-year-old son, Murphy Lenford Benjamin Faucett.

“Being 8 is great!” Those were the words my third child Murphy shouted the morning of his birthday. He was thrilled to be surrounded by his entire family, eating the famous “birthday breakfast” we share in our home. The crown and cape was thrown on his head and his brother and best friend, Jonah, kicked off the present parade.

Murphy’s life is filled with adventure and endless energy. He is kind, thoughtful, and always willing to help out, whatever the task may be. His eighth year is off to quite a start—he has already caught a shark, knitted a hat, built a terrarium, hit a home run, smoked out a wasp nest, collected stamps, and opened his first shop on Etsy. He loves to make things!

Developmentally, my all-star kiddo is reaching new levels in intelligence and fine motor skills. He can read proficiently, his vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds, and he clearly understands direction better than he ever has before. His language skills are approaching that of an adult, and he’s filled with anticipation and excitement over what the future holds for his life..


A shot@life gives children a chance at all of these milestones that would normally never have this opportunity. A simple comment gives one vaccine. Please share this with all of your friends on Facebook + Twitter. You can pin the graphic above and the comments received on Pinterest will be counted as well.

Join me in this amazing opportunity to give a less fortunate child a shot@life and share in the comments!

This post is inspired by Shot@Life, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation that educates, connects and empowers the championing of vaccines as one of the most cost effective ways to save the lives of children in the world’s hardest to reach places.

During Shot@Life’s Blogust, 31 bloggers, one each day in August, are writing about moments that matter. For every comment on this post and the 30 other posts, Walgreens will donate a vaccine (up to 50,000 vaccines). A child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. We can change this reality and help save kids’ lives! 

Sign up here for a daily email so you can quickly and easily comment and share every day during Blogust! Stay connected with Shot@Life at www.shotatlife.org, join the campaign on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

  • Zoe1988

    Can we hear more about how he caught a shark? Thanks for sharing.

  • http://hejjuni.typepad.com/ hejjuni

    this sounds wonderful!

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    I am loving this shot@life campaign! Thank you guys at Handmade Charlotte for doing your part and participating! You guys are great!

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    I do too! Its shark week also haha

  • Morra

    So gorgeous- and he has an Etsy store? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, eh?? xo

  • babymeetscity

    Great campaign! Happy to spread the word.

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    A present parade sounds like a great idea. Wonderful blog post, hope it gets TONS of comments!

  • Marina

    thank you for sharing this story of your beautiful boy and giving us a chance to participate in the shot@life campaign

  • Courtney

    Awesome! Love you Murph Man!

  • WhatPaleBlueDot

    Intelligent comment. Emotional exclamation! Persuasive integration of the two.

  • Ann

    awesome campaign

  • Tanis Miller

    So cool that he has an Etsy shop. Off to check it out!

  • amy turn sharp

    love it! I am here and so happy to help!

  • habanerogal

    To infinity and beyond ! Eight is great !

  • katherinepostpartumprogress

    So glad to see you are part of this movement Rachel! Thanks for helping make sure children get needed vaccines!

  • Chrysula

    Love this! Thank you so much!!!

  • Jackie

    Vaccines save lives!

  • Kierstyn F

    He sounds like an amazing kid with a great imagination! Thanks for participating in Shot@Life and giving other kids the opportunity to live a full, healthy life just like your children!!

  • Nili Majumder

    I am thankful to get an opportunity to be with a noble initiative of UN Foundation to make healthy future generation.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Morra,

    He just opened it recently! Soooo cool! Evidently 8 year olds are obsessed with opening a business. I love reading about different milestones.


  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    This is wonderful we are so excited to be apart of this amazing campaign!

  • loudpop

    count me in!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    We are pumped! Thanks for your comments! Each comment gives a vaccine!

  • superizzy

    If 8 is great then 9 is divine

  • Lana Waggoner

    8 is Great! Hopes he has his best year yet.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    He’s actually been deep sea fishing for years now but this year he hooked a 6ft black tip reef shark!

  • Krysta

    Such a great campaign!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Oh Thats right! It is Shark Week! Yeah the kids amazing….my husband took him on that crazy adventure!

  • superizzy

    really great campaign!!! hope you get tons of comments!!!

  • Mackenzie

    Your 8 year old son sounds like a joy to be around. Thank you for joining Blogust and Shot@Life!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Thanks Court! Every Comment gives a very needed vaccine! Please share with your troops!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    We love the present parade! This crazy birthday breakfast has evolved into a really cool project!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Oh thanks so much! Please do! We need 50,000 comments and I think we can do it! Im thrilled to be part of this amazing campaign!

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    Thank you so much for commenting! Our house is saving lives! WOOP! lol

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Katherine Stone commenting on HC?? What??? This is so crazy exciting! Im thrilled to be apart of the all-star cast that want kids to have a chance at a healthy life! Awesome!!! xo

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    Thanks so much for commenting! You just saved a life!! WAHHHT!

  • Amber

    such a sweet story. I love that he has an Etsy page. thank you for being part of such a great campaign.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Exactly!!! 8 is awesome! The snowman number is the best!!!

  • Brittany

    This is such an amazing campaign. I hope it reaches billions!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    He just opened so the inventory is slim but we will try and help him get a few more items up! He’s so rad! Love his taste!

  • Kristin

    Happy to help!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Super Awesome campaign and thanks for the comment! You just gave a kid a shot@life! This is beyond amazing!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Oh thanks sweetie pie! We do too!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Ahhhh Thanks so much for your comments!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Im a proud mommy! I also love participating in this amazing campaign.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    This is such a special campaign.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    I am too! I love reading about these wonderful children!

  • Jen

    There is obviously a great deal of love and encouragement in your home!

  • bethbk

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Yeah the shark feat is quite ahhhhmazing! Thanks for the comment!

  • Alix

    This is so great! Love to be a part of it.

  • Myrdin Thompson

    My oldest just turned 15. FIFTEEN! But I remember how eight was great for
    Him, and his 12 year old brother. My daughter turns 8 this fall-I can’t wait for the adventure!

  • Danielle

    so awesome that he has an Etsy page!

  • Netta Conerly

    Give a child a shot at life simply by responding to this item. I’m in.

  • Sarah Donza-Hughes

    Awesome post!! Thanks so much for being a part of #Blogust and helping Shot@Life provide life saving vaccines!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    This is amazing! I completely agree!

  • CGW

    Murphy seems like a pretty cool little guy!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Shark Week Awesome!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    CHOMP Crunch Chomp!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    The chance to live disease free = Amazing!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Thanks so much for your comments! We have readers translating into different languages! Amazing!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    I like your comments! 9 will be divine!

  • Courtney Harwood

    Such a great initiative!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks so much for the comment! We are leaping with joy for every comment!


  • Jessica

    great story!

  • anne

    yay vaccines!

  • Cathy

    Give up a shot.

  • Angel

    What a wonderful way to curb preventable debilitating illnesses!!!!

  • MaryAnn Bekkedahl

    Amazing initiative. Thank you, Rachel, for making us aware of it, and allowing us to participate.

  • Graciela

    yay!! Love to be a part of THIS!

  • graciela

    this is amazing!

  • Lian

    Great idea!

  • Celia

    Thanks, Rachel, for leading us.

  • Jadue

    What a great article! Murphy sounds like an exceptional kid! If he’s
    accomplished all these things at only 8 years old can you imagine him at
    18 and beyond! Gives me hope for our world!Thanks for this inspirational article! God bless! : )

  • cranberrybird

    I support this initiative!

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    Thank you so much for commenting! You’re literally saving lives!!!

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    Graciela! We’re so happy that you’re apart of this! Thank you so much, you literally just saved a life!! Ahhh!

  • Allison

    Thank you for sharing!

  • ccyl

    Eight is probably my favorite age…for me and for my kids :) Thank you!

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    Thank you for helping and saving lives!

  • SueLowe

    8 is great!

  • Ez

    Thank you so much Rachel! xo

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    We are so happy that you took time to come and comment! You just saved a life!!

  • Anna