Patrick McSweeney is a 19 year old who has been battling leukemia since he was 5 years old. Patrick has made several trips to CHOP, has been in hospitals in Louisville KY (which is where he lives) and is currently in the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House after having a bone marrow transplant and is quarantined there for about two months. There is a facebook page entitled "Flat Patrick travels the World". The premise is that you print off a flat Patrick cut out, you can color him or change his outfit and take him with you on vacation etc.
This page was created by Joanne Brock (a resident of Louisville and friend of the McSweeney family). Joanne is a teacher and got the idea from the "Flat Stanley" program that many teachers use to get the students interested in Geography.
People can join the "Flat Patrick" page on Facebook and take him on vacation and post the pictures. This gives Patrick something to look forward to each day to see how far he is traveling.