The greatest tragedy of Mary’s story is that it was preventable. Her baby died because there weren’t enough doctors or nurses to save him. Every day, thousands of other children are killed by preventable causes. Because their mothers don’t have a safe place or skilled attendants during childbirth. Because there’s not enough medicine, clean water or vaccines for them to survive.
Serena’s experience has made her even more passionate about creating a better world. “Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth. You can help make this a reality,” she says, by supporting a charity like UNICEF.