So far as a regular illustrator for Melbourne's Child (Sydney's Child, etc) I have been asked to provide pictures for some sad and difficult stories. However when I first read this one, about a boy with eosinophilic oesophagitis, I was left reeling. The sufferer of this condition is allergic to every single food there is. The boy above obtains his nutrition from a special amino acid liquid. His mother, the writer of the story, reports that he is actually quite big for his age.
I always try to show a positive side to the story; this month it was pretty challenging.