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Stories about vaccine-preventable diseases



Nathan's Story


Nathan's mom shares her story about the stroke Nathan suffered after becoming infected with chickenpox.



Farin's story


Marijean shares her story about how her son, Farin, died of Hib meningitis.  



HPV: Our Family's Story


Audra and her aunt Laura are strong believers in the HPV vaccine, for good reason: Gisel, Audra's mother and Laura's older sister, died from cervical cancer at only 38. 

Summer's Story


Brent tells the story of the death of his wife, Summer, from cervical cancer at the age of 29.



Don't let the flu get to you


Meningococcal disease


I Lost My Friend To Meningitis

It only took 4 days for meningitis to take Leo's life.

Sherry's story

Listen to Sherry tell her story about how she lost her son to meningitis.



Jane's story


A story about pertussis (whooping cough)

Janice's story


Hear Janice tell her story about how her son contracted whooping cough. 

Pneumococcal disease


The effects of pneumococcal meningitis


Dr. Gary Marshall discusses the devastating effects of pneumococcal disease.



Jenette's story


A Story about Polio

Stories from parents about why the choose to vaccinate


A Change of Heart


Vancouver's Tyson and Dawn Wozniak tell their story about how, as "natural parents," they decided not vaccinate their first child.  Upon having their second child, however they began to do more research and subsequently had "A Change of Heart."

Date last reviewed: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020