Vitamin Angels’ Mother’s Day Campaign began on May 1 and will go until June 30. This year, the organization, which provides vitamins to at-risk communities across the globe to combat malnutrition in children, tells the story of Fatima, a mother of two from Sotuta, Mexico. Nutritious food is scarce where she lives and access to adequate healthcare is ever scarcer.
For this reason, she struggles to fight symptoms of a disease her eldest son Roger has been experiencing after being bitten by an insect and was laid up in bed after sustaining a stomach injury during her second pregnancy with, now three year old, Victoria. Prenatal vitamins provided by Vitamin Angels allowed Fatima to stay healthy during this difficult pregna
ncy, allowing her child to develop properly in the womb and also allowed her to provide the right nutrients when nursing her daughter. Fatima says that vitamins have also helped Roger’s health improve.
Fatima is only one example of the dedicated mothers Vitamin Angels helps. Good health is so much more than feeling good, it opens up greater opportunities, allowing children to thrive academically and eases the burden on parents who can devote their energy to other aspects of their lives and their children’s lives. This mother’s day you honor your mother by helping another.