Monday, July 5, 2010


This is a story that I've felt compelled to tell my whole life. I've written down bits and pieces, but I always get discouraged with the whiny tone; so I just give up. I'm trying again and I hope that my friends and family, who knew George, will help me write this story.
George was my brother. He was born, the eldest of five children, on February 5, 1939 (check date).
What was remarkable about his birth was that he was born with spina bifida: a condition in which the backbone and spinal canal don't close before birth. It is the most prevalent disabling birth defect in the United States.