Personal Stories


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...


101 Empty Chairs

Sadly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that the 2016/2017 flu season has now claimed the lives of more than 100 children. 101 to be...


How My Sister Helped Save My Daughter From Whooping Cough 

By Tamara Sheffield, MD, MPA, MPH, Medical Director, Community Health and Prevention, Intermountain Healthcare In my role as a medical director at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah,...


What Parents of Every Teen Should Know About Meningitis

While anyone can contract meningococcal disease, adolescents and young adults are among the population who have a higher risk for the disease due to their lifestyle factors. Learn...


Five Things I’ve Learned About Vaccines Through 21 Years of Parenting

I gave birth to five children in the span of nine years. My oldest daughter will soon be 21.  My youngest, 12.  Over the years, I’ve learned a few...


Federal & State Legislators are Listening: Time To Advocate For the Value of Vaccines

There has clearly been a political awakening in this country and people are once again motivated to make their voices heard in regard to political policies.  When it comes...