Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Terrible Thing to Waste

Last night, I talked to a good friend of mine from college on the phone. Last December, two days after his 35th birthday, he had a massive stroke – the result of a blood clot that broke free and made straight for his brain. While his mental capacities seem largely intact, he still has no movement on his left side, and passing time does little but diminish the docs' hopes of it returning. So there he is, an extremely independent, otherwise productive member of society, requiring (and reliant upon) nearly constant care...

And then you have people like Mr. Calvin Lockner, pictured below:

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