P!nk has an encouraging message for moms around the world this Mother’s Day: “You are doing amazing.”
In an essay published by NBC News on Saturday (May 9), the pop superstar chronicles her emotionally draining experience battling the coronavirus and offers hope to less fortunate families around the globe struggling during the pandemic.
“Battling COVID-19 along with my 3-year-old son was the most physically and emotionally challenging experience I have gone through as a mother,” writes P!nk, who was diagnosed in early April. “Weeks after receiving our test results, my son was still ill and feverish. It was a terrifying time, not knowing what might come next.”
The singer’s experience with coronavirus has opened her eyes to the needs of others around the world who may not be able to practice social distancing because of their challenging living circumstances, or do not have easy access to running water and soap.
“As we begin to envision what life will look like on the other side of this, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of moms around the globe and consider doing what we can to help keep their babies safe,” she writes. “How can we partake in ensuring their access to the basic human rights that so many of us are afforded each and every day?”
P!nk, an ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), closes her essay by encouraging readers to support the global organization in its efforts to fight COVID-19.
“UNICEF is getting supplies into the hardest to reach places, helping governments and communities prevent the disease from spreading by training health workers, assisting teachers and schools, and working with all levels of government,” she writes. “We might not physically be able to be there for every child, but it’s a comfort to know that organizations like UNICEF are.”
P!nk’s essay was written to help promote UNICEF’s COVID-19 Virtual Special on Saturday (May 9). Stream it below.