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Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

Phil wrote, “We returned to the United States, landing in Northern Virginia. Our parents soon divorced, primarily due to my dad’s alcoholism. We were Alateen children and latch key kids for a couple years, because Dad moved back to Denver and Mom started working as a secretary in the Pentagon. They both re-married and we moved to Wheaton, Maryland, forming a blended family. Mom returned to a full-time family role, raising and caring for five teenagers and her new live-in mother-in-law, with our stepfather who worked as a NASA geologist. A handful of years later, our dad died from the effects of alcoholism and our brother Greg died in a train accident following a violent altercation. Our stepfather died of cancer. Most of us have similar experiences that shape our lives. I want you to know that I share in these universal struggles and my goal is to develop community infrastructure to help people through hard times.”

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