When the choice isn’t yours: Families of pediatric cancer patients live in fear amidst measles outbreak

February 12, 2015 5:05 PM

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When the choice isn’t yours: Families of pediatric cancer patients live in fear amidst measles outbreak

Five-year-old Liam Waldron, of Mentor, Ohio, is one of a handful of U.S. children with an immunosuppresive disease that prevents him from receiving the MMR vaccine, which provides immunity against measles. (Photo courtesy the Waldron family)

Wendy and Gerry Waldron have a jumbo-size jug of Purell at their front door. Visitors can’t as much as set foot inside the family’s home until they rub the sanitizing liquid onto their hands, and those with mere coughs and sniffles are denied entry.

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