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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Personal Stories

Brady R. Alcaide - A Pertussis Story

Brady was a healthy and happy baby born on November 20, 2011 and weighing in at 8 lb 6 oz. His parents, Jon and Kathy, thought they were taking every precaution to protect their baby. They even insisted that friends and family wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before they were permitted to pick him up. What they didn’t realize was that these actions wouldn’t be enough to protect their precious son from a dangerous disease called pertussis…

Callie Van Tornhout - A Pertussis Story

Craig and Katie Van Tornhout wanted nothing more than a younger sibling for their son, Cole. Callie was born on Christmas Eve 2009. Five weeks later she developed a dry cough that continually got worse. While at the pediatricians office she stopped breathing and was rushed to the hospital. While in the pediatrics ICU, at 1:12am on January 30, 2010 she perished due to respiratory failure. Tests came back positive for pertussis…

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