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Why you're putting this kid at risk by not vaccinating your own child

A 14-year-old's mom says he risks his life whenever he goes to his North Vancouver school, because not every kid there has been immunized.
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Andrew Westerlund  has been through more than his fair share of tough times.

The 14-year-old North Vancouver student was diagnosed with a severe heart condition and luckily was able to receive a transplant. But the anti-rejection drugs compromised his immune system, and then as if that wasn't enough, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Westerlund had just finished his last round of chemo therapy, but his immune system is in shambles.

Now, his mother says he risks his life whenever he goes to school, because not every kid there has been immunized.

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