Thursday, May 21, 2009

Choosing life

Leonard Stern, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Saturday, May 16, 2009

There are people you never hear about until after they're dead, and then you wish you had known them in life.

Bob Williams is such a man. I learned of him by chance the other week, while flipping through the Montreal Gazette. The first line of a death notice jumped out: "Dr. Bob Williams, of Montreal, Que., died in the Montreal General Hospital after a courageous 34 years as a quadriplegic."