One family shares just how much it means that kids as young as five years old can now be vaccinated against COVID-19.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Lexy and Tim Kmiecik couldn’t help but notice the changes in their oldest child, Cece, three years ago — weight loss, unexplained fevers and a limp. Then, a punch in the gut, when medical tests came in.
“Cece was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and she had to undergo treatment for two years,” said mom Lexy.
That’s when the Kmieciks started their own lockdown of sorts, to protect Cece and her fragile, compromised immune system, with no idea that it would continue long after they anticipated.
“Just going through this pandemic has been one thing but going through it with a immunocompromised child has just been terrifying,” said Kmiecik.
Cece’s treatments continued, and although tough on her and the entire family, she came through …