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My little brother (7) kept coming home from school very concerned about the "Boy with no hair" (his words) in his grade.
My mother asked the teachers about it and they said there is a boy who used to be in my brothers class who has leukaemia.
This brave little boy is 7 years old, he has just entered grade 3 in school this year.
Sadly, he doesnt go to school, as he is in hospital. :(
My mother & I decided to each get something for this boy, & hand it to the school so they can give them to his mother.
I was wondering what would be suitable?
I can spend up to 40 dollars on a gift.
thats so nice of you
I say a transformer, bubble bee is very popular so i here
what every youget make sure its something that can be wiped down wipe down and clean of having chemo he likely to have a line in so things need to be kept as clean as posible KWIM
what a lovely thought
Thanks for your reply Mikenzees mum ;)
what ever you get make sure its something that can be wiped down wipe down and clean of having chemo he likely to have a line in so things need to be kept as clean as posible KWIM
That certiantly is though provoking, thanks.
Ask your brother for ideas, he will know what boys his age, and in particular maybe what this boy is into. Small things such as sticker/activity/ puzzel books he can do in bed for example might be good if he is into them. A book of silly kid jokes he can drive the nurses crazy with. Small activity sets from somewhere like the Aus Geographic shop. Lego or some type of smilar thing he can put together ..if he's into that type of thing.
He may not actually be in hospital, often they are off school for long periods because the chemo makes their immune system too fragile for them to be mixing with all the kids at school, in between one or two day stays. So really anything that he might be into is fine. Though ditto the above... something that can be wiped over is good.
Something that wouldn't cost much at all but would be really appreciated is encouraging your brother to write to him and getting him to rally the other kids in the class to as well. As a lot of these kids are off school for long periods for the three years of treatment and often loose touch with their peers making return to school when they are well harder. Its great if the other kids write to them, talking about what they are up to at school or other day to day stuff that 7 yr olds get up to.
Another thing is depending upon how well your mum and the other mums in the class know the family is looking at doing something like cooking meals for them or offering a roster of "playtimes" for other kids in the family.
I know one patient that I looked after's school had a roster so that the other kids were all offered play dates with other families, and people took it in turns to cook a meal once a week or so for the father and other kids who were mostly at home while the mother roomed in hospital with her little girl. Mind you this family were from a small rural community so everyone knew everyone and it could be done in not too an invasive a way. I remember the mother being SO greatful though, as it meant her other kids were happy and got to do some fun things that her and her husband were too busy to do with them.
I got him a toy plane :)
that is so thoughtfull of you i bet his parents are over the moon :flowerz::hugs:
Neo you are such a thoughtful and caring person. :hugs:
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