im 14 and i volunteer at a childrens hospital and at orientation for the job they told us that we could not contact patients after they left the hospital. well recently i met a guy up there hes 17 and i was really the only person he had up there to talk to he has cystic fibrosis and was in for some kind of surgry and had to stay in the hospital for awhile. his family lives 3 hours away so they could not come and visit him every day and so i talked to him and got to know him were like best friends now scince hes really the only person iv gotten to talk to besides adults this summer and little kids well hes going home monday and i really want to keep in touch with him but the volunteer rules are that we cant. but i dont understand why and some of the adult workers form child life have seen us talk and stuff and say i should just keep in touch with him anyway but i am really haveing a hard time deciding if i should i mean yea i want to keep in touch but i dont know if i should please help me decide or mabey give me some resons why it would be a good or bad ideal this is really getting to me
Aug 1, '03
okay i see what you guys are saying but say he wasent 17 but instead 14, witch he dose seem becuase he is in the hospital so much and not around people his own age because he is in a childrens hospital. im not attracted to him in any way and neither for him but we have really became good friends and he's like a brother to me. he has only said something about keeping in touch once but droped it when i said it was aginst the rules. but a couple of the adult workers in child life sugested we should so i got to thinking about it but i still cant decide anyone have any more resaons besides the fact that were 2 years and 3 months apart his birthday is in july and mine is in april so its not even 3 years apart really thanxe for your inpute so far and please i need help im still undecided
Last edit by volunteershay on Aug 1, '03
Aug 2, '03
thnaxe everyone for your inpute yea i guess i did know it was a bad ideal its just we became such good friends and the age difference to me and everyone who knows him is not an age difference because of the way he is but i guess no mattuer what it is an age difference and there is diffrent ways of thinking in each mind so i guess im just going to have to let a good friend go and hope i see him agin next summer when i volunteer agin.
thanxe so much
Last edit by volunteershay on Aug 2, '03