Wednesday, September 5, 2012

LINK CORRECTION: Birth Defect Research for Children fund raising link

http://www.birthdefects.org/

We are hoping to gain public support for the work we are doing on birth defects in the children of Vietnam, Gulf War veterans and those who have been exposed to similar exposures in the civilian environment.

We know that veterans’ families whose children have been affected are struggling financially and we aren’t asking them to give. But, they can help us get their story to the public. We have a fundraiser at
http://www.indiegogo.com/bdrc
. The more activity there is on a fundraising page, the more likely it is to be featured on the front page where millions can see it. Just making comments, visiting the page frequently to look at updates and generally showing that this is a charitable cause that people are interested in will help us compete for a front page feature.

If you could share this with your list and just ask them to visit the site and make a comment, it would be a huge help.

With best regards,

Betty Mekdeci
Executive Director
Birth Defect Research for Children

1 comment:

  1. AFTER MY HUSBAND RETURNED FROM VIETNAM IN 1969, WE ALREADY HAD A 2 YEAR OLD SON, BORN 10 MONTHS BEFORE HE LEFT FOR VIETNAM. WE WANTED TO ADD TO OUR FAMILY SO, AFTER 5 MONTHS WE DECIDED TO TRY. IT TOOK 5 YEARS TO GET PREGNANT. WE WERE SO HAPPY, BUT WHEN I WAS 5 MONTHS ALONG, WE LOST THE BABY, ANOTHER LITTLE BOYS, WITH BIRTH DEFECTS, NO ARMS OR LEGS. WE WENT AHEAD WITH OUR PLANS, NEEDLESS TO SAY, I HAD TWO MORE PREGNANCIES, WITH THE SAME OUTCOME. ALL BOYS WITH BIRTH DEFECTS. WE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT BEING ATTRIBUTED TO THE AGENT ORANGE. BUT I DO BELIEVE IT WAS. AND NOW MY HUSBAND SUFFERS FROM THE EFFECTS OF AG. IT NEVER GOES AWAY, JUST LINGERS- WE WAIT FOR ANOTHER ISSUE TO POP UP. I JUST WONDER HOW MANY OTHER COUPLES HAVE GONE THRU THIS?

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