This student, who has a lung disease, cystic fibrosis, is forced to spend a few weeks in the hospital, even though school has just started. He is waiting for a lung transplant, without which he would only have a few years left to live. He says that she will miss his friends and Ms. Gruwell, who have been very supportive, and that school is one of the few things he loves.
This student is forced to face death in a completely different way from others, as the threat of death comes from within him, not from the unfair violence of the streets. As a result, this student’s attitude is much more serene, as he proves grateful for the joys that life brings him.