If you’re a regular reader of Bored Panda, you’re probably familiar with our stance on people that refuse to vaccinate their children by now. Yet still the anti-vax movement continues to grow, despite all the evidence that it is causing a rise in preventable illnesses such as measles and pertussis (whooping cough).

This mom, who for some reason describes herself as a ‘real mom’ (as opposed to?) took to the internet to share the tragic story of her unvaccinated son, sick in hospital having contracted whooping cough from her unvaccinated daughter. Poor kids, both suffering unnecessarily because of a stubborn lack of common sense from their mother.

Perhaps this mom will show some contrition, use her experience to educate others on the dangers of leaving their children unvaccinated? Sadly, no. Her narcissistic plea only reinforces the negative image of some anti-vaxxers, that not only are they willing to put the rest of society at risk with their reckless beliefs, but they need their precious egos stroked while doing so. Even when the consequences affect those nearest and dearest to them. Scroll down below to read the maddeningly misguided mom’s post below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Image credits: Peter Clark (not the actual photo)

This anti-vax mom recently took to the internet for help

But people couldn’t help but be infuriated by her lack of awareness