The statistics around water, sanitation, and hygiene are daunting. 2.5 billion people worldwide still lack access to improved sanitation. Contaminated food and water cause up to 1.5 million deaths from diarrheal disease among children under five every year.
Like Ann-Marie, I made sacrifices when I went to Washington, leaving behind a husband and house in Seattle for an amazing set of public service opportunities. Her willingness to share her struggles and bare her family's story makes the conversation about women having it all palpable.
That there is 'suffering in Haiti' would be the understatement of 2010. In the wake of such disaster, it is easy to overlook the 'inner earthquakes,' or tremors, that those in our midst may be experiencing.