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Conceding that your child’s options have dwindled to only one course of action is a difficult concept to digest. As a younger man I might not have accepted the

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Science rests on a foundation of data. You can’t do anything as an engineer, chemist or doctor without having data. Sometimes you have data, but that data is

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I was a bike racer for many years; it’s a sport that demands strength, aerobic fitness, the calm of a Zen master and lightning-fast reflexes. Racing is

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In our sixth episode Matthew experiences his first significant setback and our sense of his progress and his prognosis receive a recalibration. The parents of

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Visiting the Deuce in the hospital was a kind of purgatory. I was able to be near my son, but I couldn’t hold him and touching him through the isolette was a

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This week’s show looks at why when friends offered to help, I simply froze. As a kid, I tended to not ask for help until it was too late, if I asked at all. My

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John has come down with Covid and he did so just in time for his 50th birthday. Birthday celebration plans take a back seat to a communicable disease, as it

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In this episode the doctors tell us just what they think is wrong with Matthew. They also give us some sense of how things might go and because they want us

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If you're a parent, you have some idea of how the birth of a child is supposed to go. After the most intense experience of the mother's life (and sometimes

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Back in 2013 when my youngest son was born he almost died less than three minutes after his birth. He had a condition that would have been terminal when I was

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