Sometimes leaving the hospital does not mean you are done with treatment. A child may be put on a “homebound” plan that allows them to be treated and continue their education in a supportive environment.

Challenges arise when the child or home is not equipped to handle the transition. In this case, Chris needed a laptop that he could use for school whether he was at home or in the hospital. Something that would keep him connected and moving forward, things that are very important to a teenager’s sense of well-being during treatment.

“Is it mine?” he asked. “No,” said the nurse with a pause, then she added, “just joking!”

“It is mine!” he shouted to his brother with a big, incredulous smile.