Sometimes Television Does Something Right

An article made its way to my inbox this morning that grabbed my attention. It discussed the ability of television to educate the public on health issues. In particular, it discussed an episode of Grey’s Anatomy on which a pregnant HIV+ woman learns that with proper medication her baby has a 98% chance of being born without HIV. The study demonstrated that awareness of this fact increased by 46% among viewers who were interviewed. A little education can go a long way.

There is every reason to hope that HIV+ children who are growing up with good medical care and proper medications will be able to marry and give birth to healthy children. That is good news for many families around the world.

You can read the study and related articles HERE.

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Caroline
    September 16, 2008

    That is great!

  2. Anonymous
    September 16, 2008



  3. SupermomE11
    September 16, 2008

    LOL… great minds think alike. 🙂
    I had a very similar post today.

    Love you guys!

  4. Angela H
    September 17, 2008

    Hello Lisa. I know that you are busy with the adjustment and everything else, but if you can e-mail or call when you get a chance so we can talk about the AHOPE ideas that we have been discussing, I would appreciate it. I would like to move forward with some of our ideas and further explore our options when it is convenient for you. If you need my contact info again, please comment here.

    Thanks for keeping us posted on your family during this busy and stressful, yet fun and exciting time. We appreciate it. Prayers for continued blessings.

    Angela H.

  5. Anonymous
    October 12, 2008

    TV, like the internet as shown through your blog!, can be such a powerful force for good when done well. Thanks for sharing!


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