How much money is too much to save your child?

21 Aug

How much money is too much to save your child?

In my case, I would spend every penny I had to save my son and have had him vaccinated for meningitis.  I just didn’t know that a vaccine existed.  Most insurance companies cover the cost of the vaccine, and for those under 18s who qualify, the vaccine is covered under the federal Vaccines for Children program.

Because of recent legislation in the state of Texas (mainly due to the work of National Meningitis Association volunteers Patsy and Jamie Schanbaum), requiring the meningitis vaccine or a signed waiver for college admission, there has been a lot of backlash against the legislation. College administrators, students, and parents are complaining about the cost of the vaccine.

That doesn’t sit well with me, as I forever grieve the loss of my child.  I don’t care what that vaccine would have cost, because with it, my son would be alive.  If you take the average cost of the vaccine, and divide it by 5 years’ worth of protection, you are protecting a life for pennies a day.

Is that too much money to protect your child?  I truly hope not.

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