In America, about four million children are born each year.
Of those children, one million a year who enter the 8th grade will not graduate with their peers.
5 children a day will die from child abuse and, on average, most of those will be less than 4 years of age.
One child out of nine between the ages of twelve to seventeen will use illegal drugs;
One out of four school age children will be obese.
1.3 million will be homeless;
40% of girls will be pregnant before age 20;
Every four days, at least 32 children will be killed by firearms.
And the dreams with which so many are born will perish if there are not enough who care.
And that is why We Do What We Do: Care.
About Olson Huff, MD
Olson Huff is a pediatrician, author, husband, father of three sons and grandfather of four dynamic and growing grandchildren.
Often described as a visionary leader and eclectic thinker, his efforts have always been to acknowledge the power, value and delight to be found in ALL children.
As a pediatrician he has used his skills as a clinician to provide healing, as an author his words to reveal the spirit of children and as an advocate to plead their case from the state house of politics to the White House of policy changes.
His vision is that ALL children will have the very best start in life from their earliest years of development to the brightness of the future they aspire to shape. He believes ALL children have a right to affordable, quality health care, clean and safe environments and homes that cherish their presence.
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