Lisa Wrenn rarely left her son Keaton’s bedside in summer 2006 during the 16-month-old’s treatment for a cancerous brain tumor that had spread down his spine. While Wrenn kept vigil day and night with Keaton, her husband Chris brought their daughter Mason, then 3, to the hospital in the evenings, along with the well-wishes collected from friends and family.
Karen Kaizuka was one of those well-wishers. A former co-worker of Chris’s, Kaizuka had just started her own journey at Seattle Children’s. Her toddler, Oliver Boctor, was showing behaviors consistent with autism spectrum disorder.…cont.