May 19, 2017

Catherine Hughes and her family have been fighting for vaccine awareness since their baby boy, Riley, passed away in March 2015 from whooping cough at just 32 days old.

Catherine shared a recent post on Facebook of the last moments with her baby boy.


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This is the moment my heart broke.

This is the moment I realised you were unlikely to make it.

This is the moment my life turned upside down

This is the moment I wanted to throw up in fear

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This is the moment where I just didn’t want to let go of your hand

This is the moment I learned just how much I loved you.

It truly breaks your heart to think of the devastation this family live with every day.

Catherine recently shared 10 things parents who don’t vaccinate need to know – Read that article here

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  • wow Catherine is such a strong lady, with loosing Riley so early and then continuing to fight to prevent this from happening to more babies is courageous and inspiring – proud to be on her side as a proud mum who vaccinates


  • Catherine continues to be so brave in her campaign to warn people of the dangers of babies no being vaccinated against Whooping Cough. He little angel, Riley was too young to be vaccinated so he caught the disease from somebody who hadn’t been vaccinated. Sadly he most likely is not the only baby who has caught and succumbed to Whooping Cough. Catherine is continuing to campaign to encourage other parents to protect their babies from the same distressing unnecessary fate.


  • So sad. No parent should lose their child like this (or any way for that matter).


  • I respect anyone that turns their grief towards a cause that is important for the community.


  • Bless this family, their loss and pain is huge.


  • They have shown so much courage by continuing to fight anti vaxxers.


  • My heart continues to break every time I read about this family.


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