Ken quit his job running a health club in Loudoun County to care for his only son. Every day, he brushes Ryan's teeth and bathes him, administers 50 medications, feeds him through a tube attached to his stomach, changes his catheter, stretches his limbs and talks to him with the hope that his son can hear and may one day respond. His commitment is unwavering, yet not without moments of doubt. Would it have been better for Ryan if he had died that night? Ken has asked himself.
PUBLISHED: Dec. 2, 2010
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2426 words)