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Jennifer Derrick shows her younger daughter Karina, 2, how her sister Ruby, 5, puts together Jenga blocks to build a tall tower during a recent playtime. Derrick's children came down with chicken pox about 18 months ago after she brought them to a neighbor's to intentionally expose them to the virus by drinking from the same glass of orange juice. Bob King / Forum

Parents turning to 'pox parties' to avoid chicken pox vaccinations

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DULUTH, Minn. - Leah Schroeder's youngest child, Fynn, had the best breakfast of his 14 months one morning just before Thanksgiving.

"I had my little guy suck on a sucker, which he thought was the coolest thing that had ever happened," the 29-year-old mother of three said.


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