It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been back home for a week. Last week, I was blessed to travel to Washington D.C. for the Shot at Life Summit. I posted the champion summit schedule for you to get an idea of what I would be doing there. Today, I want to take a moment to share the incredible experience with you.
Shot at Life Summit: Day 1
I arrived on Sunday and had a lovely opening dinner. Then, we got up early on Monday and got to know more about the cause. We were also paired up with people from our state. I got to meet several other fabulous ladies from Virginia. I feel very blessed to be friends with them now. We spent a large portion of the day getting to know one another. I swear that everyone had a touching life story and we are all bonded because of this trip.
The second part of the day was spent talking with staffers. I got to meet with my Senators’ staffers (as well as a Representative’s staffer, but the Rep is for northern Virginia). It was very interesting and exciting to be in those meetings and see that our Congressmen really do care about what we think. Finally, we got to eat at the fancy The Hamilton restaurant. After that, I took my first taxi. 🙂
Shot@Life Summit: Day 2
Tuesday had us back at the hotel. It wasn’t as exciting as the other days, but it was very informative. We got to learn lots about vaccines (including safety, although with my degrees in education, I already knew some of it) and the Shot@Life movement. It was supposed to empower us and get us motivated to create a grassroots campaign of our own. I am hoping to do some more things for Shot at Life. This includes posts among other things.
Finally, we had a closing reception and then I returned home on Wednesday. It was a very busy few days for me and I’m still trying to get caught up on everything. I just wanted to let everyone know how it went. Also, in case you are interested in helping children in developing countries receive vaccines, you can donate to Shot@Life.
Disclosure: Shot at Life provided my travel and accommodations but I was not required to post about it. The opinions expressed are my own.