When I Had The Flu I Felt Terrible
After a bad case of the flu, Mary, a 9-year-old TCPA patient, wrote about her experience. See the original handwritten letter below. Special thanks to Mary for sharing her story.
"When I had the flu I felt terrible. At the time I got the flu I couldn't get a vaccine or shot [Mary had the H1N1 strain of the flu in 2009 before a vaccine was available].I felt bad for seven days. All I did was play war and read and watch TV. I got breakfast in bed every day. When I had to use the restroom my dad had to carry me. I felt so bad I could hardly move! This year I am going to get the flu mist. I hope everybody gets the flu mist or shot."