Erin Hicks, District Sales Manager at The Vitamin Shoppe, first learned about Vitamin Angels during an in-store promotion several years ago. Our work struck a very personal chord for Erin, whose son was born severely premature and in addition to a multitude of related medical issues, he had a vision impairment, and as such was treated with vitamin A. This simple, but critical intervention, she believes, had saved her son's sight. Learning there was an organization working to deliver vitamin A to children who would otherwise go without was a revelation.
Since then, Erin has thrown herself into the cause, spearheading team fundraising initiatives, working with community partners and joining us in the field with team members from The Vitamin Shoppe to see our work firsthand.
Now, as her son prepares to become a father for the first time, Erin was inspired to write her future granddaughter a letter welcoming her to the world. In the spirit of partnership, and every parent’s shared dream that their child has the chance to lead a healthy life, we share that letter here: