By. Mary, Amber, Adam, Maliyah, and Madeline.

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie.

Pg.43- "Finally my dad spoke. 'Mom might not be working for awhile'."

Pg. 69- "I couldn't believe it - she was silently crying."

Mrs.Alper was affected by Jeffery's illness in many ways. Mrs.Alper quit her job because of Jeffrey's illness. Mrs.Alper had to spend almost all of her time taking Jeffrey to Philadelphia. The only time see could not take Jeffrey to Philadelphia was when she was very sick. On page 44 of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, it states, "Steven! This isn't about you. How do you think your brother is feeling?" And on page 77, it says, "My mom's principal knew and so did some of her closest friends..." And on page 72, it says, "Hello. This is Mrs.Alper, Jeffrey Alper's mother. He's a patient in Clinical Trial Number 366. They told me to call if he...OK, I'll hold."