Two Little Boys Named Chris

Two Little Boys Named Chris

From A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Two Little Boys Named Chris

When my firstborn child, Christian (Chris), was a little over three years old, he was diagnosed with cancer. After two to three years of treatment and several surgeries, it became apparent that his learning abilities had degenerated. With the help of Cancer Institute personnel, we were able to get Chris into a special-education class in a local school.

His teacher soon realized there was a problem in identifying two little boys in the class named Chris. Every time she called the name Chris, both boys answered. So she decided to ask each one what his mother called him at home. The other little boy answered, “Chris,” and my son answered, “Sweetheart.”

Delores Lacy

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