As someone who has had both leukemia and measles as an indirect result of chemotherapy, I'm a firm believer in Western medicine (though I do enjoy organic kale juice from time to time). Watching the vaccination furor from afar, I've been thinking about the connection between this debate and the two First Nations girls from Ontario who opted to have "natural" therapies to treat their Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia instead of proven chemotherapies.
Harriet Alida Lye is a writer and museum-worker living in Toronto. Her first novel, The Honey Farm, is forthcoming in Spring 2018. www.harrietalida.com
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