When your child is spending a lot of time in the hospital, nothing is normal. You don't have time or energy to try to "do Christmas" and the outside world pretty much goes on as if everything is status quo.
Every parent knows the anxieties and challenges of bringing an infant home from the hospital for the first time. But for the parents of Amir, a tiny Iraqi boy, those worries were multiplied many times.
This holiday season, thousands of kids across North America will be spending their holidays in a children's hospital fighting scary things like cancer, kidney disease or one of many other terrible illnesses or injuries. But they have reason to hope.