Personal Stories


Meningitis B and Your College Student: Preventing the Call

This important post is being published to highlight Preteens & Teens Week during National Immunization Awareness Month.  Please take the time to talk to your child’s healthcare provider to...


Protecting Myself and My Child against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases during Pregnancy

By Erica DeWald, Director, Advocacy, Every Child By Two Here at Every Child By Two, we practice what we preach. That’s why I got both a Tdap and influenza...


Shingles Vaccine is the Silver Lining of Turning 50

After watching both my 73-year-old mother and my 18-year-old daughter suffer with shingles, I would do almost anything to avoid it. And last year, when a new and more...


How One Teen is Engaging Her Peers to Help Eliminate HPV Related Cancers

Allyson is a 17 year-old high school student who is determined to put an end to HPV related cancers by encouraging her peers to use social media to ...


Meningitis B and Your College Student: Preventing the Call

Emily was a college student when she called home complaining of a headache - 36 hours later she passed away due to serogroup B meningococcal disease, but her organ...


Most Popular Posts of 2017 Address Flu, Vaccine Safety, Disease Outbreaks and Maternal Vaccines

In these final days of 2017, we hope you will revisit the top ten posts from the past year and share them with others in your social networks.  They address such pressing...


Take it From This Mom, the Flu is No Joke

The words “just the flu” need to be eradicated from our lexicon. There’s no “just” about this. It was terrifying. It was the most helpless I’ve ever felt as a...


3 Things I’ve Learned Since Losing My Son to Flu

By Serese Marotta, Chief Operating Officer, Families Fighting Flu   Today is a hard day for me – it’s been eight years since I lost my five-year-old son, Joseph, to...


The Continued Legacy of Every Child By Two Co-Founder Betty Bumpers

Every Child By Two co-founder Betty Bumpers has dedicated her life to advocating for children’s health and has inspired others in her state and throughout the nation to continue...


Every Child By Two Co-founder and President Rosalynn Carter Celebrates 90th Birthday

Mrs. Carter continues to inspire all who know her through her persistent commitment to the health and well-being of people throughout the world. Her compassion for those in need is the motivating...