Michael Anderson received his first chemotherapy treatment on Christmas Eve, 2010.
The Anderson family spent the holidays at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, their room decorated with lights, a tree and even a leg lamp like the one in A Christmas Story. Word about the festive display spread quickly, and visitors from other floors came to see. Donated holiday gifts were being given to patients and Michael’s mother, Kathleen, said this first stay at Mott immediately showed them the warmth and giving found in the hospital.