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Murphy

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..

Shot@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.