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When growing old the way you want and reality catch up to each other

When growing old the way you want and reality catch up to each other

(Laura Seitz)



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The day his prospects changed, Rich Young was tidying his tiny abode in preparation for the three-hour drive to a routine checkup at the Veterans Administration Hospital. He was bending over with a dustpan when he backed into his propane heater, melting his corduroy jeans, which flamed.

He did a little dance as he fought to extinguish the fire that cooked his legs from his buttocks almost to his ankles. Though it didn't hurt yet, he knew he had to act fast to treat what would turn out to be blistering third-degree burns.

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