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Joseph: The man
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A little more than three months ago, my siblings and I found ourselves in a familiar but unwelcome place -- the hallway of the cardiac intensive- care unit at Providence Hospital in Columbia. Much to our despair, our father had just suffered his third heart attack, 35 years separating the third from his first. When we were finally able to visit and my dad was able to speak, something he said to me has continued to be amplified in my thoughts.