Tom never left hospital. Some people find that quite surprising given how Tom is always smiling and looking pretty healthy in most photos. Tom’s hospital room was a very happy place, almost like a party, always full of people, happiness, sweets and candies, music and balloons. Tom loved balloons, especially red balloons. Tom showed us that hospitals don’t need to be sad places and that a sick, hospitalised, baby is not necessarily a sad baby. On the contrary, despite the pain and the treatment, Tom was very happy, he had an amazing energy, a contagious vibe that touched all who came into contact with him.