In this section, you will be touched by the emotional stories of families whose lives have been permanently altered by the flu. A diverse range of families from across the U.S. have been brought together by the tragic loss of a child from the flu or by a child who has experienced medical complications from the virus – families who have banded together to heal.
Here you’ll learn about a four-year-old girl who went to bed with mild flu-like symptoms, never to wake up; a six-month-old baby boy who died only 30 hours after showing his first symptoms of being sick; and a seemingly healthy 15-year-old who, after baseball team tryouts, began to show flu-like symptoms. Only 24 hours later his heart stopped beating. Sadly, these cases are only a few of many you will read about in this section.
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