|These narratives were composed from information provided by the children, who requested that their stories be published on Band-Aides. I've used their own words as much as possible. Their parents gave permission for the inclusion of pictures, e-mail links and details about their lives. I think that you'll learn, as I did, that they want to be treated as normal kids...kids who've been growing up in some quite unusual situations because of their medical problems. Many of them have become experts in dealing with diagnostic tests, repeated hospitalizations, complex medication regimes and multiple surgeries. All of them have a lot to teach the world about kindness and courage and coping. Thanks for letting these fantastic children tell you their stories.|
|Anthony tells about leukemia||With a focus on feelings...
you like to read some teen stories?
||Do you have a story to tell? Tap
on Spiderman's shoulder to let me know
moon will whisk you to the sitemap!
Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Associate Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468
updated: June 12, 2007