Homeschooled

 Jilly DeStephano is a sixth grader at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Pa. who uses a robot (an iPad mounted on a stick) to attend school. The device allows her to attend school virtually, as she deals with mitochondrial disease from home. Read the full story by Kathy Boccella  here . In this photo, Jilly talks with her two friends, Katie, left, and Melanie, right, via a robot from home during social studies class at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Pa. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Jilly DeStephano is a sixth grader at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Pa. who uses a robot (an iPad mounted on a stick) to attend school. The device allows her to attend school virtually, as she deals with mitochondrial disease from home. Read the full story by Kathy Boccella here. In this photo, Jilly talks with her two friends, Katie, left, and Melanie, right, via a robot from home during social studies class at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Pa. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

 A medical bag with a tube attached to it sits by Jilly's feet as she sits on the living room couch in her Christiana, Pa. home on Friday, February 23, 2018. She suffers from mitochondrial disease.

A medical bag with a tube attached to it sits by Jilly's feet as she sits on the living room couch in her Christiana, Pa. home on Friday, February 23, 2018. She suffers from mitochondrial disease.

 Jilly does school work with her friends, Katie, left, and Melanie, right, via a robot from home during social studies class at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Pa. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Jilly does school work with her friends, Katie, left, and Melanie, right, via a robot from home during social studies class at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Pa. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

 Jilly types on the computer at her Christiana, Pa. home while she attends social studies class from home via her robot on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Jilly types on the computer at her Christiana, Pa. home while she attends social studies class from home via her robot on Friday, February 23, 2018.

 Jilly's robot is guided out of social studies class and into the hallway by her friend, Melanie, at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Pa. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Jilly's robot is guided out of social studies class and into the hallway by her friend, Melanie, at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Pa. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

 Jilly's robot in the hallway of Octorara Intermediate School.

Jilly's robot in the hallway of Octorara Intermediate School.

 Jilly DeStephano sits on the living room couch in her Christiana, Pa. home on Friday, February 23, 2018. She's a middle schooler who uses a robot in school because of a chronic illness.

Jilly DeStephano sits on the living room couch in her Christiana, Pa. home on Friday, February 23, 2018. She's a middle schooler who uses a robot in school because of a chronic illness.