A Special Highlight Post

In just a couple of days, on May 22, you’ll see The Outside Lane featured on theNickelodeon Parents Connect Sexy Mama Boot Camp.  Leading up to that, I’d like to introduce you (and any new readers) to some things I think are–this is something I think is outstanding.  You’ll remember LynDee Walker from a previous highlight post.  Her daughter, Avery, is a young activist, whose work to save people from the painful deaths associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and heart disease caused by smoking should not go unnoticed.

Consider this a mini-Women Worth Knowing entry.

Avery and her grandmother.

Avery’s much beloved grandmother died after a protracted battle with diseases caused from years of smoking.  Not one to sit idly by, then eight-year-old Avery took a stand against smoking.  Kids Against Smoking is the resulting website, with Avery’s story, 10 Gross Smoking Facts, and a No-Smoking pledge.  She says:

Kids should be against smoking so they won’t grow up and hurt their grandchildren the way losing my grandma hurt me. I miss her, and so do my mommy and little brother. My mommy says that if my grandma had never started smoking, she would probably still be here with us. She started when she was 14. That’s still just a kid, not that much older than me.

Avery and her very proud mommy.

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