“We spent two years pretty much in and out of the hospital,” Morissette said. “Watching your child battle a serious illness is the worst possible thing a family can go through.”
“He would lend other sick children his toys or act silly to make them laugh,” Morissette said. “Graham’s special spirit is what kept me going. He helped me have the energy and the strength to fight with him.”
In 1997, when he was 8 years old, Graham passed away.
Inspired by how Graham lived his life caring about others, Morissette founded the nonprofit Grahamtastic Connection in his honor. The organization provides free technology — including computers, iPads, and now robots — to children battling cancer and other serious illnesses.
Since 1998, the group has helped nearly 1,500 children throughout the country stay connected to the outside world and continue their education.
CNN’s Laura Klairmont spoke with Morissette about her work. …