The Washington State Department of Health says that there are 60 confirmed cases of the measles in Washington. In spokane who has been affected personally by the measles.
Michael, John, John, John.
"My mom to this day still has his little lunch pale," Michele said.
Her mother could not get him out of bed.
"She hangs up his Christmas decorations every year," Michele said.
Michele's brother was gone, a day and a half later.
"I've had two people in my immediate family impacted by the measles," Michele said.
Her mother was heartbroken, and pregnant with Michelle.
"I still miss my brother, and I never even met him," Michele said.
John was only in second grade when he was not a measles vaccination.
Michele's mother is still living with side effects from when she had the measles. At three-years-old, her mother is permanently blinded in one eye.
"I think people do not realize the seriousness of it anymore," Michele said.
But, Michele said she does.
"I did not even think about it," Michele said.
The Spokane Regional Health District said they are going to be under control, they are going to be dealing with this for the next month, at least.
"Marked Springer, Spokane Regional Health District,"
Michele said it's not only important to vaccinate your child for their safety. Michele told KHQ it's hard to be a family there is an outbreak of the measles, and the child is not need it.