Saturday, January 26, 2013

Charity Saturday: Help Save Lakota Babies' Lives

Normally, I would post this tomorrow, except the campaign ends in 10 hours.. So, I am posting it today.

Reading the Indie Go Go campaign page is heartwrenching.  

From the Indie Go Go campaign: 

THE ISSUE - It's difficult to convey the  human challenges that people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota are facing.  The infant mortality rate (IMR) is the number of deaths of babies under one year old per 1,000 live births.  The IMR on Pine Ridge is 300% higher than the national average - the highest in the US.  Moms face racism, poverty and psychological challenges.
WHY I STOPPED FILMING TO RAISE THIS MONEY:  After years of research regarding the history and reasons American Indians have the worst health disparities in the US, Kitty Farmer is producing a documentary film, What's in the Heart - Can't be Taken. (trailer)
"The statistics on Indian health are heartbreaking - American people have no idea the unimaginable and preventable suffering our American Indian neighbors are enduring.  It's as if we're talking about a third world country." 

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