* NarmCharm: General consensus is that the movie targets the heartstrings so aggressively that it overshoots the mark more often than not, but Tod's situation is nevertheless a tragic one, and the story ''was'' based on some real cases of kids with the same immunodeficiency.
* RetroactiveRecognition: A pre-cancer surgery Anne Ramsay has a small part as Rachel the nurse.
* TheWoobie: You can't help but feel a little bad for Tod.