She is less than three months old but little Isabelle Braiden has spent much of her short life fighting.
The baby girl has been in an intensive care ward in a Canadian hospital for a month recovering from severe whopping cough. Her worried mum has taken to Facebook to plea with people to vaccinate their kids.
‘I think people need to see what not vaccinating their kids does to OTHER kids,’ she wrote.
She told how Isabelle had been on a ventilator for three weeks and CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) for three days and was facing two more months in hospital.
‘We were hours away form losing her,’ wrote Annie. ‘The nurse picked her up and ran her down the hall to the ICU to get her ventilated because we were losing her.’
She urged parents to vaccinate. ‘Do not tell me that not vaccinating your kids isn’t hurting anyone but your own kids,’ she says. ‘Isabelle is proof that it harms other children who aren’t old enough to get their vaccines yet.’