Mother’s Day Lost
Today we highlight a new blog called Vaccines Rock, which is part of a new national campaign from Meningitis Angel’s called “Don’t Wait 2 Late 2 Vaccinate!”
The blog will feature immunization news and information for teens and adults so that they can understand how best to protect themselves and their children from vaccine-preventable diseases. While this particular blog will address all diseases and the vaccines available to prevent them, it will have a strong focus on meningococcal and pneumococcal meningitis.
The first post was written for Mother’s Day by Frankie, a mother who lost her son to meningococcal meningitis. Her story reminds us that although parents want to do everything possible to protect their children, they may not be fully aware of all the available vaccines that can help them to do that.
Mother’s Day Lost! Vaccine could have prevented it!
Another Mother’s Day is about to come and go. It’s 3 a.m. in the morning and once again sleep is replaced with tears, memories and another dreaded Mother’s Day lost. Because of a vaccine preventable form of meningococcal meningitis, I face another one without my only child’s voice to speak his love, his arms to hug and his life to share.
As I sit here and write, my mind goes back to a time when a tiny little baby boy would climb into my lap, bottle and blanky in hand and say, “sing me Elvis mommy.” I would sing Elvis songs, mostly “Love Me Tender” until he fell asleep in my arms, this beautiful gift from God that brought me so much joy.
His life all in front of him, it seemed like only days before he stood before me a young…
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