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Help a kid with leukemia... and help many, many more

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitApr 27, 2010 4:00 PM

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Heather Steingruebl is a BABloggee. She contacted me and told me some chilling news: her daughter Elise was recently diagnosed with leukemia. She's being treated, and I know we all hope things go well for her. But in the meantime, this makes Elise susceptible to many preventable diseases. We need people to get vaccinated! As Heather says,

Vaccinate. Elise and thousands of kids like her are counting on not dying from things like measles and whooping cough while they fight cancer. Unless it's a specific health risk to you or your child, just vaccinate. Please.

She also implores people to get on the bone marrow donation registry. Search around online for information on how to do this. I plan on doing this myself. My heart goes out to her and her family, as it does to anyone affected by this awful illness. I'm going to find out what booster shots I need, because I take this issue very seriously. I hope you do too.

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