After my teacher told me about this trip in April of this year, my dream was to go to Rwanda with a group of my friends and teachers where we would ride our bikes and visit orphanages. When I originally proposed the idea to my parents they told me that this year we weren’t financially able to afford this trip to Rwanda. I decided to write a letter to all of my family and friends asking for support. I ended up sending out 23 letters and within one week after they went out, people started to respond. By the end of June I had all the money I needed for the trip and more – even enough to cover all of the vaccinations I was going to need (my parents had decided against most vaccinations when I was a child but we were told Africa was too dangerous to take this risk – I ended up getting 13 different shots!). But I was going to Rwanda!
What do you think of vaccinations? Were you vaccinated? Did you give your kids vaccinations? If not, why not?