Young Leukemia Survivor Who Supports Vaccines Delivers Petition to Gov. Jerry Brown

Speaking at the news conference, Rhett Krawitt said simply that "vaccines save lives," and he thanked Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, for supporting the legislation. Parts of Levine's district have some of the state's lowest vaccination rates.

"The personal story of the Krawitt family reminds the Legislature and the governor that legislation like this has a direct effect on the public health of California families," Levine said.

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