NETwork Stories

Below are stories from people who have contributed to The Baby NETwork.

By contributing to The Baby NETwork and honoring loved ones, we are connecting actions here that save lives in Africa.  Why are you donating and who is your loved one? Tell your story by leaving a comment below or by emailing us at info@thebabynetwork.org.

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 I visited Africa (Guinea Bissau) in ’05 and became familiar with the issue of malaria on the continent.  The American Idol show, although I didn’t see it I saw the press covering it, reminded me of it.  So I googled ‘malaria no more’ and then clicked through to the Baby Network.  That stood out to me since my friend just gave birth.  Mary Ann

The Baby Network enlightens our minds.  Our hearts are touched to see such a beautiful opportunity for each and everyone of us to make a difference.  This project is not only for the beautiful babies and their families but for all of us to be a part of such an important message of Love and Hope that The Baby Network  offers.                                 Unity Christ Church of Bon Air

Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful idea with me . When I was a child, I personnally witnessed my older brother Gerard survive malaria after the war in Algeria. It was devastating!!. I am grateful that you followed up on your idea to connect with others  in our community and beyond to expand the awareness of the effect this terrible illness has on children and how many die daily!! I will do my best to help you promote this inexpensive way of honoring loved ones while saving lives
 I have contacted several friends and will do my best to promote this generous idea and make it prosper!  

Maite’

I found The Baby NETwork through Malaria No More which I learned about from American Idol. I have long since sent out emails to my entire address book giving the link and asking people to donate bed nets in lieu traditional gifts, especially for children who really don’t need more lead-filled plastic toys. Sullivan is my Grandson, I donated in his name as a gift to his little friend Cameron. I am so happy to be able to help. Sullivan wants for nothing and I find my conscience will no longer let me stand by and do nothing while so many people in the world suffer. It’s my wish for him that he always knows how to be a blessing to others and not wait as long as I have to help others.
 Tami, UK

That’s totally  awesome!  I will do my part to pass this along to everyone on my email list and see what kind of a response you get from this neck if the woods.   
Chery

This is a great project.  I’m going to pass the info on to some of my teacher pals who are still teaching.  It would be a good class project.   
Carol

What a great cause! I will gladly contribute and with the number of my friends who are pregnant, I’ll be contributing soon. Speaking of pregnant, my wife is pregnant with our second.  “He” is due in November.  We are very excited and I look forward to “him” establishing a NETwork with an African baby.
Tom

I viewed The Baby NETwork and sent the info on to several of my friends. I very much like the idea of buying nets to honor a baby.  I have friends with a little guy who will be turning one in a few months and I’d like to do that on his birthday.
Lacy

Keep The Baby NETwork in mind when giving baby gifts.  I think this is an awesome gift to give!
Emily

I think The Baby NETwork is a wonderful program.  I had heard Laura Bush speak about Malaria No More before.  I loved honoring my mother for Mother’s Day and when she receives her membership in The Baby NETwork I’m sure she will be thrilled.
Tami

Man alive…what a great idea!  What a “happy” (celebration of a new baby) approach to help diminish a very sad world health problem.  Our son and wife are expecting their first this October, and you can be sure I’ll be passing the word along to them and a whole bunch of others.
Chuck

I think a lot about how privileged we are to be supported by family and friends, to have access to good food, health care and on and on… and the job is still really hard.  When I think about how powerless it feels when our kids are sick or hurt or just having an emotional meltdown, I imagine how awful it would be to be helpless against disease and malnutrition, to be unable to protect your child.
This year, in honor of my five fabulous mommy friends, I have donated to the Baby NETwork/Malaria No More organization 5 nets that will protect 5 babies from malaria.  I know it’s not much, but it will mean a lot to 5 mothers far from here who struggle with the same desire to protect their kids that we feel.  Happy Mother’s Day!

Erika

Oh it is so touching, inspirational and motivating.  I am sure God will see this dream become a BIG reality.  I am proud of you and what you are doing for mother Africa.
Josef  (Josef  is a nurse and a native of Ghana, West Africa living in the US.   He is establishing a clinic in his native country.)

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  1. I completely agree with you Erika, its so horrible how you feel when your child is hurting, physically or emotionally, I thank God everyday for our health.

  2. Mary
    Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful idea with me . When I was a child, I personnally witnessed my older brother Gerard survive malaria after the war in Algeria. It was devastating!!. I am grateful that you followed up on your idea to connect with others in our community and beyond to expand the awareness of the effect this terrible illness has on children and how many die daily!! I will do my best to help you promote this inexpensive way of honoring loved ones while saving lives
    I have contacted several friends and will do my best to promote this generous idea and make it prosper!

    Fondly
    Maite’


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