Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson MAMA DOC
Prevention, Pediatrics, Technology & Innovation
April 30, 2010 6 Comments
May 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm
Love this!! Goosebumps every time.
the husband (of Suzan) says
May 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm
OK so I took the money, but my guess is that those M and M’s are never going to see a disaster.
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD says
May 3, 2010 at 10:33 am
Agreed. Neither will those Twizzlers.
May 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm
Great example of ‘we can do this!’ In the beginning it may be daunting, but step by step, creating a (3 day, better yet, 5 day), disaster kit is something that everyone can – and should – do. One important note: only your gas utility provider, (PSE for us), should turn residential gas back on after it’s been turned off in an emergency. Fires after earthquakes are VERY common and stem from unseen natural gas line ruptures. BIG boom. Next: Organize a ‘Map Your Neighborhood’ session with your neighbors!
Stacy Marshall says
March 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm
My oldest son, Owen, will be four in July. He experienced a hypoxic birth injury and has Quad, spastic CP, CVI, is tube fed and has intractable epilepsy. We also have a son who just turned two. I have passed this link to so many friends via email and FB. Owen is seen at Children’s by a number of specialists in Neurodevelopmental, Ortho, Rehab… Seattle Children’s is a trusted source of reliable information for us and I want to extend a special thank you for this piece. I have two wonderful, amazing boys to look after should a disaster occur and I want to make absolute sure that I am prepared. After several days, $200 and many hours we now have a 55 gallon chest (Stanley tool chest purchased from Home Depot for $60) full of ten gallons of water, food for a week, Owen’s meds and formula for two weeks, flashlights, dog food, our tent, sleeping bags, changes of clothes, an emergency hand-crank radio, etc, etc (and all items from your list). I feel SO much better knowing that I could take care of them should something happen. I’m grateful for you taking the time to out this together.
March 25, 2011 at 11:41 am
Thanks Stacy, for your inspiring, moving comment. It sincerely fuels me to keep working at this. I’m so happy you feel better prepared. I know it’s the right thing to do!! Thanks for sharing your experience. Really.
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