Friday, September 9, 2016

One in a Million

No need to file a missing person's report.  Today's story was delayed 61 minutes intentionally.  For those of you who like numbers, today is 9/09.  It's a significant number for me because it happens to be the day one of my cousins was born.  If I had permission to share all the good my blood relatives do in this world, I could fill up a library, but I don't so I will refrain.  But I would like to pay tribute to the one in a million born on this day fifty-six years ago.  One of my sons calls him godfather.  His patients call him doctor.  His wife calls him husband.  An army of relatives call him cousin.  I call him the game changer – the person tasked with coming in during the third quarter when everything is on the line and it's a life or death situation.  The game changer instinctively knows what's wrong.

A new generation of lab rats has my cousin to thank for their well being.  Thank you, cousin, for being the game changer in my life and in the lives of so many others.  You are one in a million.  Happy birthday.

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