His Chances

A mom and dad must take their son to New York for an experimental treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma. This big-tumor cancer has spread from his hip to his sinuses. The parents don’t know how to talk to him about his chances, and who can blame them? It’s the boy’s aunt with paint on her hands. She speaks to a blank canvas, soon a series of faces, soon a burgeoning picture called ‘Tell him and listen as he digests it.’