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Sunday, January 31, 2010
Missouri Grandma Accused Of Drugging 1-year-old child

A Missouri grandma has been charged with one count of first-degree child endangerment after she allegedly drugged her 1-year-old granddaughter because she hoped that the child's divorcing parents would get back together if they had a sick child.

Between Dec. 28, 2009, and Jan. 12, 41-year-old Terri Chilton 'engaged in a series of attempted deceptions to make the parents believe the baby had ingested a rodent poison, with the active ingredient being a blood thinner'.

Then on Jan. 12, she allegedly gave her granddaughter blood thinner, causing the little girl to bleed uncontrollably from her mouth, nose and two minor scratches. Even though she survived, it's unknown if she will have long-term organ damage.


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The Fight For Isaiah May

Isaiah May was born to Rebecka and Isaac May, in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta on October 24th and from that day, his future has been uncertain.

Isaiah’s umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck at birth, depriving him of oxygen leaving him with severe and irreversible brain damage. He was air-lifted to Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, where he was put on life support.

After three months on life support, neonatal specialists told the family that it was no longer ethical or responsible to prolong the baby’s life because they believed that Isaiah had no reasonable hope of recovery.

His parent’s hired a lawyer and recently obtained a court injunction preventing his ventilator from being removed for 90 days.

According to Dr. Bill Pope, the registrar of the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons, it is rare to have disputes over withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, but when they occur, they are always very emotional. Doctors do their utmost to save lives, but they have also taken an oath that they will not cause their patients to suffer. “That’s why it’s never, ever an easy decision.”

In the extra time Isaiah has had, however, his parent’s say they have noticed improvements.

"Every time I hold him, he's non-stop moving, and he moves his head," he said. "He opens his eyes, his eyelids, a little bit and I mean, every little thing is an improvement, right?" said his father Isaac.

“He’s come a very long way,” according to his grandmother Cheryl Andrews. She added that he no longer needs as many drugs to control bodily functions. “He’s starting to respond to pain. He’s starting to respond to his parents’ voices. That shows on the heart monitor when they talk to him.”

The judge has ordered that the case be held over until February 19th, which will provide time for the baby to be assessed by Dr. Richard Taylor, a neo-natalogist from Victoria General Hospital. He will conduct his assessment and give his opinion as to whether the infant should or should not be removed from life-support.

Regardless of the outcome, the Mays do not have an easy road in front of them. It is a difficult position for both parents and doctors to be in. It is hoped that the February assessment will shed more light on little Isaiah’s prognosis so that his family and his doctors can come together and make the best decision possible for him. – Jen R Staff Writer

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Amanda Peet and Daughter Frances Enjoy a Park Playdate

Mom-to-be Amanda Peet was spotted enjoying a relaxing afternoon with daughter Frances Penn at popular celeb hotspot Coldwater Canyon park in Beverly Hills.

Amanda Peet and Daughter Frances Enjoy a Park Playdate

The pair met up with friends, including Jason Bateman's wife Amanda and daughter Francesca.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010
Toys R Us and Babies R Us Accepting Trade-Ins On Baby items

Toys R Us and Babies R Us are once again holding their "Great Trade-In", this time from January 29 to February 20.

The two huge toy and infant supply stores are offering discounts on select items that parents frequently need. The participating brands are joining with Toys R Us and Babies R Us to help offer parents a way to obtain brand new car seats, strollers, and more that parents might not otherwise be able to afford new. They hope this will help parents who may be tempted to use recalled or slightly damaged baby products due to being unable to afford newer ones. Toys R Us and Babies R Us also hopes that parents who have not yet heard about recalls in products they may have will learn about these problems and have an opportunity to replace those items now.

The brands that are joining in the "Great Trade-In" include Babi Italia, Baby Cache, Baby Trend, Bergamo, Bertini, Britax, Carter’s, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Cosco, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, Jeep, Little Tikes, Safety 1st, Sorelle and Step2.

The most commonly traded-in items are usually car seats, however cribs are also frequently taken in for a discount off of a new model. Other safety devices and infant products such as bounce seats and highchairs can also be traded in during this time.

Safety experts say parents should not use handed down or used infant items. Items can break down over time with use, and safety standards are frequently updated to keep current infant products as safe as possible. - Summer, Staff Writer

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Indiana's Paternity Law Prevents Bio Parents From Being Listed on Birth Certificate

Indiana’s outdated laws have hit a tricky snag and as a result the maternity of an 11-month-old boy is open to debate.

Infant R, as he has come to be known by the court, was conceived by in vitro fertilization. The egg and sperm were donated by a married couple and the sister of the biological mother acted as the surrogate.

Upon the baby’s birth, his biological parents, known as T.G. and V.G, petitioned Porter County Circuit Court to have his genetic mother’s name appear on his birth certificate. The petition was supported by an affidavit filed by the surrogate. In spite of this, the judge ruled that “Indiana law does not permit a non-birth mother to establish maternity. Indiana law holds the birth mother is the legal maternal mother.”

The family has acquired the services of attorney Steven Litz, who has asked the Court of Appeals to intervene. They are challenging Indiana’s paternity law which allows men to establish parenthood but does not extend the same right to women. According to Litz, the law, which was passed more than 50 years ago, has not kept pace with reproductive technology.

Several states are making moves to improve outdated legislation and address the issues of parentage arising from changes in fertility technology, particularly surrogacy. At this point, in Indiana, surrogacy contracts are not enforceable and surrogates are not legally required to give the baby up.

There is no indication when the three judge panel will rule on Infant R’s case but according to Chief Judge John G. Bader, “It seems to me that everyone’s singing the same song. We just want to make sure we’re in tune.”

If the judges rule in favour of the family, it will be ordered that V.G. be recognized as the baby’s mother. As far as Litz is concerned, as long as V.G. is found to be the infant’s mother, he’ll be happy. – Jen R Staff Writer

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Friday, January 29, 2010
Study: Sleep Deprived New Moms are Distracted Drivers

It is the first few weeks after the baby is born and it seems your time and attention is constantly divided between the baby and the number of chores piling up. It is this post-partum phase of fatigue and sleeplessness that may lead to new mom drivers driving in a haze just like drunk drivers, says a recent study.

In a research conducted at Queensland University of Technology by Dr.Kelly Armstrong on 24 new mums aged between 22 and 39, it was found that sleep deprivation experienced by them in the weeks after their baby's birth drove them to distraction behind the wheels.

This was due to a combination of lot many things. Lifestyle changes, interrupted sleep, high level of unpredictability, disturbed routine all leading to fatigue and alarmingly resulting in most moms saying they have had ‘recent misses’ on the road.

“Mothers had reported living in a mental haze and moving through the day like you're on autopilot. Clearly this raises concerns for driving tasks, which for an experienced driver is largely an automatic process." Said Dr. Armstong.

What she also found out was that contrary to the 6 week fatigue period reported previously, mothers actually felt drained even after 12 weeks of baby birth. It was also noted that the mothers’ awareness of their body fatigue and need for rest had decreased.

Overworked moms were like drunk drivers on road according to Dr. Armstrong. A mom awake for 17 hours was like a person with a blood alcohol level of 0.05 per cent while driving and this became 0.1 per cent, or two times the legal driving limit if they did not sleep for 24 hours.

"When you have such precious cargo on board, mothers represent an at-risk group which requires an intervention specifically targeting their needs," he added.
The research is to be used to develop a mom-focused information booklet to raise awareness on post-partum fatigue.

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Britax Advocate CS Car Seat GIVEAWAY!

On January 16th celebrity parents descended on the Century Plaza in LA for the annual Boom Boom Room Gifting suite.

For the event, Britax was on hand to introduce them to their newest convertible car seat, the Britax Advocate CS Car Seat, which many, including Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Chad Lowe and Ali Landry, took home.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen (90210 & Saved By the Bell)Samantha Harris (Dancing with The Stars)Ali Landry (former Miss USA (1996), Doritos Girl)

Unveiled last Spring, the Britax Advocate CS is a high weight capacity convertible car seat which introduces the revolutionary energy-managing Side Impact Cushion Technology, reducing incoming side impact crash energy by 50 percent by diverting crash forces away from the child.
The seat features the Britax tangle-free, five-point harness, a rear- and forward-facing recline, and accommodates children rear facing from 5 to 35 pounds and forward facing from at least one year old and 20 pounds up to 65 pounds. It is also equipped with Britax True Side Impact Protection, Versa-Tether®, HUGS™, premium LATCH connectors, and the Click & Safe® Snug Harness Indicator, which provides extra assurance when the harness is within range of appropriate snugness.
This technology is the first and only to:
  • Absorb side impact crash forces before reaching the child, resulting in fewer head injuries.
  • Feature robust air chambers that require up to 10 times more force to compress than competing technologies. This results in the transfer of significantly more crash force energy away from the child.
  • Provide an energy-absorbing surface area along the full length of the seat, protecting the child’s head, neck and torso.
  • Offer a soft, protective surface for the adjacent passenger in a side impact crash.
WIN IT!! Britax offered one (1) Growing Your Baby Reader the opportunity to win a Britax Advocate CS Car Seat.
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Matthew and Camila Introduce Us To Vida!

Here she is! Proud parents Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves shared a personal photo of their newest addition - baby Vida - on Matthew's website yesterday.

Matthew and Camila Introduce Us To Vida

Along with the photo, the couple posted the following message:

“Here’s a pic of our latest family member Vida Alves McConaughey. Thanks for all your well wishes our way, the furture’s lookin bright, just keep livin, Matthew and Camila.”

Not pictured is the couple's 2-year-old son Levi.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Three-year-old Dials 911 After His Grandmother Collapses

Three-year-old Jaden Bolli, is being hailed as a hero for his quick thinking last Friday when his grandmother passed out during a visit. Knowing something was wrong, the New Jersery tot did what his mother told him to do just days before - he called 911.

When asked what the emergency was, Jaden responded, "Mom-Mom's sick."

He then told the dispatcher the emergency was his grandmother's blood sugar, but as it turns out, she'd had a stroke. Luckily, paramedics arrived just in time.

Jaden's mom, Candace Robbins, told "The Early Show" she had taught her son just four days before his grandmother's emergency, "'If you don't hear my heartbeat or somebody falls or anything, you have to dial 911, hit the green button and just tell them you need help.' He said, 'OK.'"

Since her collapse, Jaden has seen his grandmother in the hospital. Candace said she calls him "her angel."

So true!

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Australian Mothers Told Not To Drink When Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Food Standards Australia New Zealand are telling women who are pregnant or breastfeeding not to drink alcohol. Experts suggest that infants could be harmed by as little as one or two drinks.

Paul Brent, a scientist with FSANZ, has expressed concern over pregnant women who drink even rarely. Some studies have shown that harm can come from even minimal drinking habits. He says it is safer for women to abstain from drinking alcohol completely while they are pregnant or breastfeeding. Brent says, "when you're looking at trying to have the best baby you can, it's much safer not to drink at all."

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is one risk that comes from drinking while pregnant. An infant with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome may suffer from physical, mental, and developmental impairments due to an excess of alcohol during pregnancy. Symptoms of FAS can include:

  • small birth weight
  • small head size
  • facial abnormalities
  • failure to thrive
  • poor coordination
  • poor fine motor skills
Currently there is little to no information on exactly how much alcohol is required to cause these birth defects. Because each woman processes alcohol differently, the amount is different for each woman. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is typically related to binge drinking, however lesser known Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) can come from occasional or moderate drinking. Children suffering from these latter conditions may only suffer the mental or emotional problems with few or none of the physical symptoms. - Summer, Staff Writer Related Articles:


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Gisele Bündchen Reveals She Had A Water Birth!

Just 7 weeks after welcoming her first child, Benjamin, Gisele Bundchen is back to work and talking birth details!

On Monday, the supermodel shot a campaign for Brazilian fashion label Colicci in Boston, where she was visited by a reporter from Brazilian magazine Fantástico, who reported the new mom looked radiant, beautiful and as "in shape as always, six weeks after the birth of her baby."

The new mom was not shy about discussing baby Benjamin, her son with husband Tom Brady. In the interview, Gisele 'dispels reports that she went into labor and was taken to a Boston-area hospital. Instead, she says, "I gave birth in the bathtub," at the couple's Beacon Hill penthouse'.

"Gisele gives off simplicity, spirituality, shows that she has concern with living well, being happy and, now, with being an excellent mom," the reporter recounts in a preview of Fantástico's interview. "From what I saw in the interview, I'd say she's right on track."

Photos from the shoot will be posted on the model's site in the coming weeks.

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Jim and Michelle Duggar Show Off Baby Josie!

It has been 7 weeks since Josie Duggar's dramatic entrance into the world. Arriving at 25 weeks gestation, weighing just 1lb. 6 ozs, the tiniest Duggar remains in intensive care at Arkansas Children's Hospital to grow and develop.

In an exclusive interview with People Magazine parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar talk about their journey, Josie's progress and her arrival, which will be showcased in 19 Kids and Counting: Special Duggar Delivery, airing Jan. 31 on TLC

"Years ago, a baby this small wouldn't have lived an hour," says Jim Bob, 44. "We are so grateful for the ability to help her."
Just before Christmas Jim and Michelle, 43, moved 17 of their other kids (their oldest Josh, 21, and his wife, Anna, 21, have a baby girl and live on their own) to Little Rock, Ark. from their home in Tontitown, Ark., to be closer to Josie.
"It's a miracle she's doing so well," says Jim Bob. Agrees Michelle: "It is incredible what the doctors and nurses can do to save the life of this little person."

It has been an up and down saga of survival for tiny Josie. "Doctors tell us, 'never trust a preemie,' because you can't know what is going to happen," says Jim Bob. "It is a very day-to-day thing. It is the hardest thing we've ever been through."

Josie's difficult birth has brought the family closer together, say Jim Bob and Michelle, and they continue to be grateful for every moment they have with their new daughter.

"We don't know if there is going to be another big hill to go up," she says. "We are grateful for the wonderful days when she has been good. We know at any moment, things could change."

For now, Josie is doing well, weighing in at 2 lbs. 3 oz. She is taking breast milk by feeding tube and appears to only need regular oxygen to breathe.

We look forward to seeing her birth on Sunday night!

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Lucky Jade Baby Clothing - An Elegant Combination of Comfort and Style

Whether you’re looking for the perfect baby gift for a special new arrival, or you want to outfit your own little bundle of joy in beautiful, cozy clothing, Lucky Jade baby clothing spreads the good fortune from one little cherub to the next, dressing little ones in modern designs with timeless appeal.

Lucky Jade's gorgeous collection of 90% cotton/10% cashmere zip hoodies, one-piece coveralls, swaddling sacks and blankets boasts an array of whimsical animal silhouettes atop scrumptious color combinations of rose, baby blue, gray, and chocolate brown -- and all are machine washable for easy care.

Lucky Jade also boasts a new eco-friendly collection made from a luxuriously soft blend of 65% bamboo and 35% cotton and printed with water-based inks. Included in the green collection are infant gowns, coveralls, t-shirt sets, kimono sets, hats and reversible blankets. Pink, Ivory and Light Blue hues are serene canvases for the adorable soft screened artwork which includes floral prints, airplanes, owls and more. All items in this collection are also machine washable.

Additionally the Spring 2010 collection is coming soon, and it features a colorful collection of classic designs made delightfully fresh and new. Toddler sizes are included in print and ruffled dresses, yoga pants and matching tanks, and coordinating separates, which are just a few of the items we can look forward to.

Designed by mom/founder Leslie Pitts, the fruition of the Lucky Jade line was inspired by her own baby, and her enchanting apparel celebrates the beauty inherent in all babies with fun loving, high quality fashion that is as chic as it is cuddly.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Rebecca Gayheart is Almost There!

A very pregnant Rebecca Gayheart appeared to be in great spirits today after spending some time with a friend shopping and having lunch.

The actress, who is due in March, is rumored to be expecting a baby girl!

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RECALL: 1,100 CYBEX Strollers; Risk of Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the Regal Lager, today announced a voluntary recall of about 1,190 CYBEX Strollers because the stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

The firm has received one report of a child placing his finger in the stroller’s hinge mechanism, resulting in a finger fracture.

This recall involves Ruby, Onyx and Topaz models of CYBEX umbrella strollers. “CYBEX” is printed on the side of the strollers.

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Regal Lager at (800) 593-5522 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regallager.com/recalls - consumers can also email the firm at info@regallager.com to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit.

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Baby in Florida Born Without Eyes

In a world where most people take the miracle of life, birth, sight and sound for granted, there happen incidences once in a while that make us look at these blessings from a different viewpoint. And the birth of Brielle Garrison is just one of them.

Born in Wellington, Florida to Taylor Garrison, 15, Brielle seems like all other newborns her age, except that she does not have any eyes. The baby girl suffers from a rare condition called Anophthalmia which according to Dr. Lee Friedman, of the Microsurgical Institute is a condition where you have no ocular tissue at all, nothing in the eyes.

Dr. Friedman, who is experiencing such kind of a case first the time in 22 years, adds that the cause of this condition is unknown. "It's a sporadic mutation. It is not hereditary.”

For the Garrison family it is time to not just cope with the tragic news but also consult innumerable doctors, surgeons, specialist who can make sure that the condition does not deform baby Brielle’s face.

"For a baby to be born with no eyes is just so cruel, and because my daughter's 15, it was just mind boggling that such a thing could happen," said Lori Garrison, Brielle's grandmother.
It is known that Anophthalmia can occur in around 1 in 100,000 births and research into its causes is still going on. The family is hoping that more and more people become aware about it so that more research and feasible solutions are discovered.

Meanwhile, new mom Taylor seems prepared to shower all her motherly love to her special child. "I'm going to treat her like she was born just as any other baby, because that's how she is, that's how I see her." She says.

A fund for Brielle has been set up at a Wachovia Bank in Wellington.

- Atula, Staff Writer


A Giggly Ava Jackman Gets A Piggyback Home From School

Hugh Jackman‘s playful and loving fatherly antics were on full display in New York Monday afternoon, while out with his wife, daughter and some family friends.

The doting daddy carried daughter Ava on his shoulders, making her laugh with a topsy-turvy ride down the street. He then offered a similar ride to one of his friend’s daughters.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Octuplets Celebrate 1st Birthday!

It's hard to believe that Nadya Suleman's Octuplets were born a ago!

The eight babies arrived at an amazing 31 weeks gestation by Caesarean section over a five-minute period, stunning a 46-member medical team that was expecting only seven babies.

At birth, they weighed between 1 pound 8 ounces (680 grams) and 3 pounds 4 ounces (1.47 kg).

Octuplets Celebrate 1st Birthday!

To publicize the big day the octuplets, Maliyah, Makai, Isaiah, Noah, Josiah, Jeremiah, Jonah and Nariyah, appeared in a photo dated Jan. 24 surrounded by balloons and a giant chocolate cake.

The busy mom told Star magazine that the real party, today, will be a lot more low key - eight tiny cakes for eight tiny tots.

Very cute!!

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Robeez Introduces Eco-Collection For Spring/Summer 2010!

New for Spring/Summer 2010, has introduced a new Eco Collection.

The 1st Stepz line is designed with 30% recycled rubber, organic cotton, 60% recycled leather and water soluble inks, while the classic softsoles will features the aforementioned materials along with chrome-free suede on the soles and lining.

Robeez To Introduce Eco-Collection For Spring/Summer 2010! Robeez To Introduce Eco-Collection For Spring/Summer 2010!

As usual, the patterns Robeez has incorporated into the designs compliment the theme. The softsoles are printed with earth-like graphics including a frog, ladybug, tree and footprints.

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No Harm From Having Same-Sex Parents Researcher Shows

An international research study has shown there is no disadvantage to having same-sex parents verses opposite-sex ones.

Some groups have long claimed that children need one male and one female parent in order to be emotionally adjusted. This new research shows that the quality of parenting has far more to do than the gender of parents for raising children. Sociologists from the University of California looked at 81 different studies on families and found no differences in children raised by a variety of parents. The researchers, Stacey and Timothy Biblarz, spent 5 years looking over the data before coming to this conclusion.

"Children being raised by same-gender parents, on most all of the measures that we care about, self-esteem, school performance, social adjustment and so on, seem to be doing just fine and, in most cases, are statistically indistinguishable from kids raised by married moms and dads on these measures," Biblarz says.

This research not only looks at same-sex couples and how they parent, but also at single parents who raise their children alone. Again, quality of parenting counts more towards raising healthy children. - Summer, Staff Writer

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Young Mothers Have Highest Risk of Flame Retardants In Breast Milk

A new study out of North Carolina has found that young mothers have the highest amounts of flame retardant chemicals in their breastmilk.

300 women submitted breast milk samples for researchers to to study chemical risks of. Women over the age of 35 were found to have the lowest levels of flame retardant chemicals in their breastmilk. The younger the mothers were, the higher the amounts of these dangerous chemicals. Mothers younger than 25 were found to have the highest level of chemicals in their milk.

Flame retardant chemicals, known as PBDEs, are found in almost ever item within the home. Furniture, electronics, and carpeting all contain significant levels of PBDEs in order to protect from fire. Most people have traces of these chemicals in their blood from dust and food that contain traces of PBDEs. Some pollutants have been shown to decrease the longer a woman breastfeeds, however this has not been the case with flame retardants. Levels at one year after birth are the same as levels three months after birth.

The effects of these chemicals on humans is not yet fully understood. Studies done on rats have linked PBDEs to hyperactivity, poor memory, and thyroid issues. PBDEs have in banned in Europe and some U.S. states. Summer, Staff Writer

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Charlie Simpson: Fundraising All-star

Charlie Simpson, a schoolboy from London, England, isn’t one to sit idly by. He’s changing the world, at the tender age of seven.

Charlie was understandably upset by the TV images of children being rescued from the rubble in Haiti. His mother, Leonora Simpson, said her son “burst into tears. Then we had a chat about the things he could do, and how he could go about it.”

What did Charlie do about it? He raised over £136,000 (about $233,650 Canadian) for UNICEF UK and the amount is still climbing. He did it by riding his bicycle five miles (8 km) around his local park. Charlie set out to raise £500, but thanks to the Internet, public generosity and his kind heart; he raised £50,000 in a single day and the money hasn’t stopped coming.

His mother can’t get over the response.

"We put it on the Web and that was it, it suddenly took off and we can't believe it."

Charlie’s efforts have attracted the attention of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Wyclef Jean and the world.

“Children in Haiti are by far the most vulnerable in a situation like this,” said Haiti Appeal director, Michael Newsome. He has been moved by Charlie’s efforts too, “It’s always heart-warming when any child starts to respond, and there’s something quite special about a child in the UK reaching out to the children of Haiti.”

Charlie is living proof that one person can make a difference. If you’d like to make a donation please visit Charlie’s Fundraising for Haiti page. - Jen R. Staff Writer

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