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Rachel Schrader

Rachel worked in television for nearly a decade. Now, she works to get the word out about the world's children for World Vision Canada.

Rachel Schrader worked in television for nearly a decade, as a producer and reporter. Now, she works to get the word out about children around the world, as manager of corporate communications for World Vision Canada. Rachel is the busy mom of two little ones under five. She lives near Toronto.
Give Premature Babies A Chance To Experience Life And

Give Premature Babies A Chance To Experience Life And Hope

My thumb covered his entire hand. There he was, my brand new nephew -- yet it was heartbreaking to see him for the first time. Tubes and wires surrounded Aidan's tiny body as he lay in his incubator. Weighing only 1.96 pounds, he was fighting for his life.
11/17/2016 11:32 EST
Skin-To-Skin Contact Can Save A Newborn's

Skin-To-Skin Contact Can Save A Newborn's Life

For me and Ellie, who was born at term, kangaroo mother care worked to calm us both down and kick-start our breastfeeding journey. But for moms who don't have access to a hospital, it can take the place of a life-saving incubator. Kangaroo mother care can literally be the difference between life and death for a baby.
08/02/2016 05:11 EDT
Two Weeks To Become A More Conscious

Two Weeks To Become A More Conscious Shopper

While shopping, looking at my purchased items makes me wonder: Where were they made? Who made them? And under what conditions? However, it wasn't until recently that I reminded myself that perhaps the items I was purchasing for myself and my children were made by children themselves.
05/27/2016 01:14 EDT
Helping Children Be Children After Ecuador's

Helping Children Be Children After Ecuador's Earthquake

Many of the children our teams meet want little more than to just 'be kids' for a few hours. Our staff provide activities, like the chance to draw or play with toys, or an opportunity to join a game or some singing. For the children who are ready and interested, we offer help in keeping up with schoolwork.
04/21/2016 12:03 EDT