Pain and promise

| June 01, 2006

But there’s no doubt that Jack loves his son despite Shawn’s shortcomings. And, despite his gloomy prognosis, Jack retains faith in God and Shawn’s will. “I have faith that he will get better and be able to tell his story in his own words,” Jack says. “I know he’s living on borrowed time, but I’m an optimist and my son’s going to live forever in my mind.”

So Jack waits by his son’s bedside, praying against conventional wisdom that the final chapter of his son’s life will have a happy ending.

If Shawn’s story saves someone from choosing meth, maybe it will.

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