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  • 06/17/07 - Video
    Real Stories of Uninsured Children - Marc Bostic (2)
    "The Bostic Family had been on and off Ohio’s Medicaid program for more than six years, ever since the father was in a serious car accident. After breaking his back and permanently damaging his sciatic nerve, Marc Bostic lost his job, and because of his injuries and limited mobility, his employment record has been erratic. Taking care of their four children on a limited income has been difficult for Marc and Patti Bostic, especially when it comes to health care. They were covered by Medicaid, but each time they had to reapply, some bureaucratic snag would interrupt their coverage. And even when the children were covered, the parents often had tremendous difficulty in getting prescriptions for them. Elizabeth, who requires medication for her allergies; Michael, who needs medicine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Tourette Syndrome; and Steffie, who requires medication to regulate her periods, all have had to go without the prescriptions that could significantly help or alleviate their conditions. After using up all of their savings, the family was recently forced to sell their home and move in with Patti’s sister. No one in the family has had health insurance since July 2006, so the children haven’t seen a pediatrician for a year. Marc and Patti have had to seek out clinics where the two youngest children can get immunization shots, and without his medication, Michael is acting out in school and having difficulty keeping up with his studies. Marc must pay $150 out-of-pocket each month for his pain medication. Patti recently started a new job but her company has a six-month probation period, so she won’t be eligible to enroll herself and her children in their insurance plan for another three months. Until then, they will have to remain uninsured and hope that no one gets seriously sick or hurt, because her salary is too high for them to qualify for Medicaid."
  • 04/17/07 - Photo
    2007 Children's Witness in Washington D.C.
    In March 2007, CDF joined 18 of the nation's leading religious leaders, representing tens of millions, and 10 families from across the country who struggle every day to meet their children's health needs, many with life-threatening illnesses, to urge Congress to enact the All Healthy Children Act and ensure health coverage for all children. The families from Houston, Austin, New York, Jackson, Miss., and Columbus, Ohio met with some of our country's most prominent faith leaders at a "Children’s Witness" at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC to discuss their daily struggles. Two of the families have lost a child in the last few weeks because they could not find a doctor to provide the services they desperately needed or were wrongfully denied health coverage.
  • 11/14/06 - Photo
    2006 Beat the Odds® Washington, D.C. Awards Dinner
    Five high school students from the Washington, D.C. metro area received college scholarships at a reception in their honor as a part of CDF's Beat the Odds program. The Beat the Odds scholarship program was started by CDF in 1990 to affirm the success of young people who are overcoming tremendous obstacles in their lives while working hard, demonstrating academic excellence, and giving back to their communities.
  • 05/01/06 - Photo
    Katrina's Children Campaign - Prominent Moms
    After Hurricane Katrina, CDF-Louisiana organized and hosted ten Katrina Child Watch visits, including the "Prominent Women" visit in May 2006, with CDF Board Members Carol Biondi, Ruth-Ann Huvane, Katie McGrath and Reese Witherspoon, as well as other prominent women, including Karen Binswanger, Malaak Compton-Rock, Jennifer Garner, Felicia Henderson, Jane Kaczmarek, Charmaine Neville, Deborah Newmyer, CCH Pounder, Cicely Tyson and Ali Wentworth, to raise awareness of the actual conditions and multiple challenges children continue to experience post-Katrina.
  • 12/07/05 - Video
    Introduction to the Children's Defense Fund
    About how the Children's Defense Fund began and its founder, Marian Wright Edelman
  • 01/30/05 - Photo
    GrandRally 2005
    Marian Wright Edelman and grandparents and grandchildren from all over the country came to the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2005 National GrandRally. The GrandRally is an historic gathering of grandparents and other relative caregivers from across the country that brings attention to the needs of children and kinship care families.
  • 01/30/03 - Photo
    GrandRally 2003
    Marian Wright Edelman and grandparents and grandchildren from all over the country came to the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2003 National GrandRally. The GrandRally is an historic gathering of grandparents and other relative caregivers from across the country that brings attention to the needs of children and kinship care families.
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    Proctor Institute Great Teachers Series: Dr. Fred Craddock
    As part of the Great Teachers Series at the 2006 Proctor Institute of Child Advocacy Ministry, Dr. Fred Craddock shares why he sometimes thinks that 'God has too many children.' At the annual Proctor Institutes, clergy, seminarians, Christian educators, young adult leaders and other faith-based advocates for children gather at CDF's Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, for five days of spiritual renewal, networking, movement building workshops, and continuing education about the threats to our children.
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    Proctor Institute Great Teachers Series: Dr. Eileen Lindner
    As part of the Great Teachers Series at the 2006 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry, Dr. Eileen Lindner compares Jeremiah's vision in the Old Testament to a call to lift every children out of poverty today. At the annual Proctor Institutes, clergy, seminarians, Christian educators, young adult leaders and other faith-based advocates for children gather at CDF's Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, for five days of spiritual renewal, networking, movement building workshops, and continuing education about the threats to our children.

 

 

 

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