Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Equip Them Well!

I'm pleased to participate in this project that hopes to stop the spread of MRSA in our children's sports equipment. We had a Staph infection last year in our home, and it opened my eyes to how scary it was. It was in Adam's toe, and we're still not sure how it got there. This is my child with an amazing pain tolerance, and the pain woke him from a dead sleep, prompting a trip to the ER and several subsequent doctor visits to drain his toe. He was put on not one but TWO strong antibiotics to kill the bacteria. All this was happening while I had an infant in the house, which made it even more scary!

With fall sports into full swing, we need to be sure to tell our children to take precautions against sharing equipment and spreading this dangerous infection. We need to be sure to teach them to collect and disinfect the equipment, and the third step as well: donate.

Check out this video:

Did you know that skin infections like MRSA are the cause of 56 percent of all infectious disease outbreaks in competitive sports in the U.S.?? We have the power to stop the spread of this disease! Do your part today!

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