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Entries from July 2011

The scar that unlocked the timing of my brother’s intersection with history, Kennedy style

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

On what would prove to be the last full day of his life, Robert Francis Kennedy saw his son drowning in the California surf. It was June 4, 1968, and the windswept Pacific Ocean was chilly, the summer sky gray. Kennedy and his family were spending primary day here on the coast with a friend, […]

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Tags: California · Family matters · Historical serendipity meets calamity · Los Angeles History · Political assassinations · RFK photographs · Secret Service · The Kennedy's

Eric LeGrand’s journey from numb to newly walking

July 18th, 2011 · No Comments

From flat paralyzed to taking his first steps. The magnificent, painful journey of former Rutgets football player Eric LeGrand. What a story. “I believe I’ll walk one day.” One way or another sir, you will. Gordon Zahler will be watching. Both of the boys’ mothers were instrumental. From ESPN. Link.

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Tags: danger · medical advancements · paralysis · Quadriplegia