A Brother’s Loss, a New Father’s Perspective

6 Mar

by Pete Lee

Exactly 12 years ago on March 6th, 2000, my brother, Casey Lee, died from Meningococcal Meningitis.  It was by far the worst day in my life.  Fast forward 11 years and 2 days later on March 8th, 2011 and you will find the best day of my life, having my first son, Casey Owen Lee.  We were so happy to be blessed with such a healthy baby and were excited to have him carry on my brother’s name and spirit.

 

I’m sharing this story because if I did not go through losing my brother to this deadly disease I might have chosen not to vaccinate my son.  I have lived through the worst case scenario that can result in not getting this vaccination and it is important that I share this with you so that you don’t have to go through the heartache my family went through when we lost a son, a brother, and a best friend.

 

Please protect your family members from this deadly disease by getting vaccinated.  If we would have known about this vaccination , my son would be playing with his Uncle Casey today.

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