Living with saving a life: How I saved my son from a life-threatening allergy

Last summer, the CBC's Jean Paetkau saved her seven-year-old son from an undiagnosed life-threatening allergy at a local pool. Paetkau describes how emergency training and a career in the newsroom helped her to cope with the crisis. The event changed her relationship with her son, ultimately creating a closer bond.
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