chapter  6
To Everything There is a Season: Empowering Families and Natural Support Systems
Pages 12

Glenn, an eighth-grader, was diagnosed with leukemia. The principal decided to share this information with his classmates. They needed to know why Glenn wore a baseball hat to cover his bald head and why

his attendance at school was sporadic. Later the principal remarked:

"Once they understood the situation, the kids were wonderfully under-

standing. When Glenn was hospitalized there was a rush of cards and vis-

its from many friends. Conversations were the normal chatter-what was

happening in the Boy Scouts, who had troubles in school, and the latest

baseball scores."