4. Carry A Pen
“With an immune-compromised child at home—my son got a bone-marrow transplant when he was a year old to treat Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome—I’ve become used to bringing my own pen to the bank, the grocery store, the doctor’s office. I even touch the ATM with it. That way, I avoid picking up germs I might spread to my child.”
—Kim Okochi, a mother of two in Secretary, Md.