February 19, 2009
Ten-year-old Michael Douglas is wheeled out to the playground at Wellsville Elementary School by his classmates Gavin Wilson, 11, and Dylan Leckner, 11. Michael suffers from interstitial lung disease and has been on oxygen since he was 1 year old. The two classmates pay special attention to the needs of their friend, often hanging out indoors with Michael during recess as he is unable to participate in high-level activities or be outside when temperatures dip below 50 degrees. While the friends started recess outside on Feb. 5, they ended up playing inside because of the chilly wind.