Kael’s School Adventure at SickKidsGUEST BLOG: Emily, mom to SickKids kid Kael
The excitement of the new school year is in the air. Students are excited to meet their teachers and reunite with their friends. Parents are exhausted from all the shopping; new shoes, new backpacks, new clothes. But for patients at SickKids, back to school is bittersweet; it is a reminder they are in the midst of health issues, and yet a welcome reprieve from the daily grind hospital life brings.
My son, Kael, was one of those kids who missed out on back to school, in the traditional sense, while being cared for at SickKids. But, thankfully, during his time in hospital, he was still able to learn thanks to the Toronto District School Board teachers program that was available.