Thursday, November 29, 2012

News Clip on Preventing CMV in Child Care Centers

Please see the following newsclip and e-mail I just sent to Karen Martinez, Anchor/Reporter:
Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for your coverage and prevention message of congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) and the risks associated with caring for young children without taking the proper precautions:
Preventing CMV
FOX 29
Nicholas has congenital CMV. Most of his days are spent in a doctor's office. He has difficulty hearing, he has cerebral palsy and deals with seizures
My daughter Elizabeth was born severely disabled because of it in 1989 (I didn't know I was putting my pregnancy at risk by operating a licensed daycare center in my home). She passed away in 2006 during a seizure. It drives me crazy that my OB/GYNs didn't warn me about CMV and how to prevent it.
I am the parent rep of the Congenital CMV Foundation and author of: Anything But A Dog!: The Perfect Pet For A Girl With Congenital Cmv (Cytomegalovirus)
After speaking at the 2012 international CMV Conference in San Francisco last month and talking to scientists, I have decided to focus my energies on getting daycare centers to post warning signs. I will show your clip to the Connecticut Department of Health, who I plan to meet with soon (I currently live in Mystic, CT).
Is there anything I can do to help you get all Fox stations across the country to run your story? If you have any suggestions on how we can make it a national practice to post a warning sign in day care centers, I would love to hear them.
Below my signature is more info on my book, which has recently been made into an e-book by the publisher for only $2.99 (the first chapter is available for free viewing when you click on "LOOK INSIDE."
Thank you.

Lisa Saunders
Cell: 845-222-8593
14 Allyn St.
Mystic, CT 06355
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Info about Karen Martinez - Anchor/Reporter

Karen Martinez is an anchor for FOX News at Nine. She's a native San Antonian who grew up on our city's south side. She earned her bachelor's degree in communications from UTSA, and is a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Karen came to FOX San Antonio in May of 1999. "I love news and I love San Antonio. I feel blessed to have my dream job here in my hometown."  And giving back to her community is a top priority. Karen has been recognized by the Marrow Donor Program at the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center for her commitment to raising awareness about the need for blood and bone marrow donors--particularly the need for minority donors. She has also been recognized by the Silver Stars and Spurs Sports and Entertainment as an inspiring woman for professional and personal accomplishments in the community. Karen is also a member of the Breast Health Awareness Committee, a branch of the American Cancer Society. The Committee helps educate the community on the facts and myths surrounding breast cancer. She also mentors students who are aspiring journalists.
When she's not working, Karen spends time with her husband Joseph and three kids - Joshua, Miranda and Mitchellabout


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