It has been a Challenge for Years
For many years, families like ours have had challenges to get a diagnosis and treatments for our children.
Today, we have more options but change is coming slowly. It is important to teach our children that our voices count and we will work hard to teach the world that growth matters. Growth is not cosmetic!
They Should hold Their Heads High
It is time that our children hold their heads high and proud instead of hiding. They are strong and brave for facing challenges most children do not experience and should be rewarded, not ashamed.
As you know, 20 September is International Children’s Growth Awareness Day. Parents and medical professionals around the world unite to send emails to friends and associates to teach them about growth. We also ask them to share the message with their friends or social media.
The date is very important. We all combine our efforts at the same date so that our voices can be heard by parents who may be concerned about their child but not understand where to find answers.
Please consider sitting at the computer with your child and work together to write an email to share for this date.
EXAMPLE Email Idea
I need your assistance today. It is simple, easy and will only take a minute of your time….
Today, is International Children’s Growth Awareness Day and our family is personally affected. Growth is a serious sign of MANY hidden health problems in early development, but parents do not realize how important growth (each year) truly is….they believe that children grow!
However, children fail to grow “normally” for many reasons (hormones, nutrition, and even brain tumors in development). The longer it takes to be diagnosed….the more dangerous the problem may become.
Please forward this email to your friends, family and associates today. It is a simple message which could change the future health of children.
[Insert Your Name]
Is your child growing normally? Find out!
A child’s grow is a major indicator of his/her overall health.
Visit: [insert your organization’s webpage with growth information or use: https://icosep.org/childrens-growth/ ]
Together- we can make a difference!