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Mission Statement

MWSF aims to improve emotional, psychological, and social well-being for children of healthcare workers who died of Covid-19.

Courageous First Responders and Frontline Medical workers sacrificed their lives fighting a faceless enemy during a world wide pandemic.

 

 In gratitude, civilized societies honor their heroes when we love, take care of  and educate orphan children left behind.

Emotional well-being in early childhood enhances a child's ability to socialize. MWSF supports positive childhood experiences with its Bluebird Awards and Thank You Promise Cards.

News, Facts, Stats & Impact

                             DAILY HEALTH CARE NEWS                             
Morning  Briefing

   CDC Status Update August 30, 2021   

    Search Covid-19 Victims Database  Here    

DEATHS BY OCCUPATION in the UNITED STATES

  • Nurse - 32%

  • Healthcare support - 20%

  • Physician - 17%

  • Medical first responder - 7%

  • Admin/ Admin support - 6%

  • Diagnosing clinician - 4%

  • Healthcare Technologist -4%

  • Community or Social Worker - 3%

  • Social worker - 3%

  • Cleaner - 2%

  • Other - 2%

  • Security personnel - 1%

  • Culinary/food services - 1%

  • Coroner - 0%

 

Courageous nurses are mothers and grandmothers. With a death rate at 32%, why do they do it? Some die risking their lives knowing their children will suffer. Courage is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.  MWSF honors those who stepped into the pandemic battle.

DEATHS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY

White .. 36%

Black .. 26%

Asian/Pacific Islander .. 21%

Hispanic .. 15%

Native American .. 2%

"Lost on the Frontline,” is an ongoing project from The Guardian and Kaiser Health News that aims to document lives of health care workers in the U.S. who died from COVID-19.

The Guardian reports 3,705 healthcare worker deaths, as of April, 2021, were counted by the Guardian and KHN in the first year of the pandemic. This is the most comprehensive count in the nation as of April 2021, and our series of investigative reports into this tragedy.

The MWSF "Bluebird Awards" project is developing a database of children orphaned by "Lost on the Frontline" Covid-19 health care victims. The project aims to identify, reach out to surviving parents, guardians, caregivers and teachers to apply for Bluebird Awards.  Once identified we can track those children.

Bluebird Awards can make a big difference in a child's outlook. One Award can be a life changing event. Multiple Awards even more so. 

   COVID-19’s Devastating Impact on Children  

According to Human Rights Watch,  "The COVID-19 crisis has a potentially far-reaching, long-term negative impact on children around the world."               

To hide their feelings of unhappiness, anger, abandonment and overwhelming fear, children who grow up without one of their parents can have problems such as:

  • Difficulty relating to other children.

  • Attention deficit and poor performance at school.

  • Emotional emptiness and low self-esteem.

  • Emotional problems such as anxiety, depression or aggression.

  • Fear of abandonment, which may cause rebellious behavior or social isolation.

Traumatized children never forget loving parents. Unless treated with loving care, children pay an emotional price .. year after year.

 

 Poor Mental Health is a Growing Problem for Adolescents

CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Data Summary & Trends Report: 2009-2019pdf icon highlights concerning trends about the mental health of U.S. high school students.

  • More than 1 in 3 high school students had experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019, a 40 percent increase since 2009.

  • In 2019, approximately 1 in 6 youth reported making a suicide plan in the past year, a 44% increase since 2009. 

 

Covid-19 History & Impact Videos about children is here.

 Supporting Evidence from Newsworthy Sources      

August 24, 2021

Vaccine Efficacy Diminished as Delta Arose, CDC Report Shows

(Bloomberg) -- The effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines among front-line workers declined to 66% after the delta variant became dominant, compared with 91% before it arose, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention​. 

Full Article

August 24,2021

'Keep your guard up': CDC studies show waning COVID vaccine efficacy as delta variant sweeps US

Immunity to COVID-19 from vaccines might be declining over time as the highly contagious delta variant surges across the country, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Full Article

"Researchers called for urgent investments in services to support children who lost parents during the pandemic, as these children are at increased risk for mental health issues, family poverty, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse." 

Children losing a caregiver are the most vulnerable. They are stressed, more likely to be abused, suffer poverty, exposed to human exploitation, poverty and homelessness. This is a world wide disaster in the making. What others are saying is here.

"Focus and dedication on the mental health and wellbeing of children and caregivers is just as important as taking precautions against the virus." .. UNICEF

 

First responders & Frontline Healthcare Workers lead the fight.

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Donald Beauchene Jr. was a Medical  First Responder  in Warren, Ohio working for the City of Warren fire  department.

 Sept. 6, 1966 — Nov. 17, 2020 (age 54)
 
 ‘He truly had a heart of gold’

When planes crashed into the twin towers on 9/11, Don Beauchene went to New York to help clean up the rubble.
 
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, he got on a plane to help with the rescue.

And, after he and his wife had raised seven children, they decided to adopt four children in need and raise them instead of retiring.

Many thousands of people coming in contact with Covid-19 around the world have suffered horribly and died. People like Yolanda and others should not have died too soon. 

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Yolanda Coar was a 40 year old Front line Nurse  manager 

when she when she died of Covid-19 in August, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia.

Coar was described as a "devoted friend, nurse, sister and daughter," and as a woman with "a heart of gold."

Coar leaves behind two sons — 8-year-old Evan and 4-year-old Maddox — and her husband, Matt Coar.

Outstanding heroism must not go unrewarded and that is why we choose to honor first responders and front-line workers by educating and caring for the children they left behind.


Devastating events happen throughout history. This disease is likely to be with the world for years despite vaccines but there is a place for everyone to help out as the human race figures out ways to win this war.

I need good partners in this effort. Message me asking what you can do to help. The form below is waiting for you.

 
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