Safe Kids Worldwide responded to the negative feedback generated by the sad television commercial that ran in the Superbowl, The Boy Who Couldn’t Grow Up, with the infographic I posted last week.

I didn’t post the commercial because I try to avoid controversy – even though it was designed (like the infographic) to create awareness about preventable deaths caused by childhood injuries in the home.

Then I saw the trailer for Someday Melissa.

Someday Melissa Trailer

It’s sad, too.
But it didn’t interrupt the upbeat atmosphere enjoyed by football fans gathered around their TVs.

It’s about death from a preventable cause, too.
But it didn’t get sponsored by a large corporation whose motives seemed suspicious to some.

A mom created Someday Melissa so other moms wouldn’t experience her depth of grief.

The purpose of this blog is to help parents raise healthy kids, and the heartbreaking video trailer above is designed to do that.

Visit National Eating Disorders Awareness online for information about, I Had No Idea, the campaign theme for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

And please watch for signs of eating disorders in your children.


About Valley Children's Healthcare

Valley Children's Hospital began as the vision of five young mothers who saw the need for a dedicated pediatric hospital in Central California. Over 60 years later, Valley Children’s Hospital has grown into a 356-bed, regional pediatric medical center on a 50-acre campus offering treatment in over 40 pediatric specialties. Our state-of-the-art, nonprofit children’s hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the nation. With hundreds of pediatric specialists and other medical professionals trained to address the exclusive healthcare needs of children, Valley Children's provides incredible care to children from Modesto to Bakersfield and from the Sierras to the Central Coast and has established itself as the premier pediatric medical facility in the heart of the Golden State. In December 2014, Valley Children's introduced their healthcare network, which incorporates the hospital, medical foundation, physicians, clinics and satellite facilities throughout Central California. The network, known as Valley Children's Healthcare, will provide a full spectrum of pediatric healthcare services well beyond the hospital's walls.
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