Earlier this month, Carrie Bickmore hosted a segment on The Project about the UNICEF campaign #DonateYourDinner, which aims to help the 26 million children in Eastern and Southern Africa whose lives are at risk due to a severe food crisis.
While she passionately urged people to donate, saying that a little can go a long way towards changing a life, it was obvious this particular issue struck a chord with the 35-year-old mum-of-two.
Now, we know why.
Speaking to Marie Claire on Monday, Bickmore explained that it was health complications following childbirth that made her acutely aware of the plight of people in developing countries.
“I had a severe haemorrhage 10 days after the birth of my son Oliver,” she said.
“If had I not been able to head straight to a hospital and have an operation and blood transfusions, I would have died.”