June 28, 2013
When his mother had first called to inform him his dad was in the hospital, Jack didn't immediately recognize the gravity of the situation. It was on a subsequent call, when she told him the Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee couldn't manage his condition and he would have to be airlifted to Chicago that reality set in. At that point, he hadn't spoken to his father in 2 1/2 years. He was unable to discern what the protocol was in that situation. Was it hypocritical to rush to the bedside of a man he felt he barely knew anymore?