This 11-image photoset appeared at SFGate.com in December 2010.
For Redwood City parents coping with 5-year-old’s chronic disease, normal life is the greatest gift
But, as John approaches the dark steps down to his bedroom, Chase stops laughing and begins to whimper, “No… No… NO… NO!”
Chase is afraid of the dark.
John, a six-foot-plus, broad-shouldered ice hockey goalie, brings his blue-eyed son’s face close to his own. Chase’s shirt falls back into place, covering the 10-inch scar running down the center of his chest. His “zipper.”