Fall and winter can be precarious times of the year for youngsters. Kids get lots of colds, the flu, and sometimes worse. There are also chronic conditions specific to childhood. Some kids spend much of their early years in a fragile-health zone.
Take children with asthma. Their activity is often limited, they are subject to regular treatments as well as occasional frantic trips to the hospital.
For WBEZ, Pritzker Journalism Fellow Icoi Johnson set out to get some perspective on those kind of experiences from her childhood.
Music Button: Ohn, "Search The Heart For Something Real", from the CD In The End All Things Begin, (Ill Dough Productions)