Six years ago my son almost DIED... it started with chicken pox, and went bad. Within a matter of hours we were in the hospital and we were praying for his life. He was six. The vaccine became available less than a year later, and i happily got my daughter vaccinated. We could have lost him.. it was so close. It was six years ago, and i still shudder when i remember how i prayed all night for my little boy's life.. how afraid i was that we were losing him forever.