7-Year-Old Cancer Patient Makes Adorable Argument for Vaccines

Rhett Krawitt, 7, is fighting to raise vaccination rates.

"For 3 1/2 Years I took chemo to get the bad guys out," Rhett said in his speech that his father, Carl Krawitt, helped him write. "Now I can say gone with the cancer."

To speak to the Reed Union School District, the boy stood on a chair to reach the microphone.

"Soon we will say Gone with the Measles," he said. "My name is Rhett and I give a damn!"

The family first made headlines last month after NPR reported they asked their local school districts to ban unvaccinated children from the school after a measles outbreak started in Southern California. Rhett attends school in Marin County in California, where just over 84 percent of kindergartners are fully vaccinated, according to the California Department of Public Health.

"The importance of vaccinations is about the expectant mothers and babies under the age one and hundreds of children who are at risk for getting these disease that don’t even need to be here," Carl Krawitt told ABC News. "It’s really around making sure that we have public health policy that protects everyone in our community."

After the family’s plea, the school district voted to support legislation introduced by Pan.

Carl Krawitt also told ABC News that son Rhett will meet with his doctors to determine whether his immune system is healthy enough to get a measles vaccination.

"I’m not going to take BART on Saturday and I really wanted to," Krawitt said. "There are certain things we will and won’t do" to protect Rhett.