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  •  Well, thank you. (11+ / 0-)

    My mother's story really moved me.

    I complained when my boys were sick with a simple stomach bug, and then she told me about her awful summer.

    I still can't even begin to truly understand just how awful it was for her. Not to mention for all us sick kids too!

    It wasn't until just a year ago that I learned how her twin brother died. It was something she never talked about.

    I think of my grandmother losing her infant son in such a horrible way and it breaks my heart. Thank goodness we don't hear about diphtheria deaths in America anymore. But it still happens in other countries-over 5000 last year.

    YES WE DID! November 4th, 2008

    by Esjaydee on Sat Jun 09, 2012 at 10:54:00 AM PDT

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