Nicholas Eaton (right) had to have brain surgery at SickKids when he was 20 months old after a fall in the playground. After having a piece of his skull removed to relieve swelling, he spent about a month in the hospital and fully recovered. Nicholas and I got along really well because we both love Ninja Turtles and LEGO – two of my favourite toys, even today ;) Tom Hicken/Metroland

Nicholas Eaton (right) had to have brain surgery at SickKids when he was 20 months old after a fall in the playground. After having a piece of his skull removed to relieve swelling, he spent about a month in the hospital and fully recovered. Nicholas and I got along really well because we both love Ninja Turtles and LEGO – two of my favourite toys, even today ;) Tom Hicken/Metroland