Friday, June 27, 2003

Dear Henry:

I came across this story in a magazine today. It was good to read, but also hard. You should be playing soccer, too.

To Build a Baby

A quick genetic test is a godsend and a moral dilemma

By Fred Guterl

June 30/ July 7 issue — The extraordinary thing about Molly Nash is that she seems like a typical second grader in Englewood, Colorado. “She can be as stubborn as an ox,” says Lisa Nash, her mother, “and she smarts off now and then.” But like most 8-year-olds, she has redeeming qualities—a round, cheeky face, a toothy smile, brown bangs. She also takes dance lessons and plays soccer, and she’s a whiz in reading and math. “She’s a bit small for her age,” says Nash. “But not extremely small. There are kids in her class who are smaller.”

I have been meaning to give Molly's dad a call. I told you they came to the funeral. It was an amazing thing for them to do. It was not easy. I am so happy for them that everyone's doing okay.

The rest of the story talks about Dr. Hughes. He is an inspiration to me. He has had a difficult life but works really hard to be a good father to his sons. He also finds time to give so many families hope and he saves many lives. He is amazing. He came really close to saving you. We were so close. So close.

I love you big fella.


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