"Everyone wanted to be like Mike, but you were my Michael Jordan."

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"When I saw him coming, I ducked around the hall and hid from him."

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"He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was giant."

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"I learned to fight with a knife long before I learned how to ride a bicycle. "

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"I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again."

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"It's definitely forced us to grow up faster than we would have otherwise."

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"I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher..."

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"I'd like to be remembered as the cowboy that could ride, run, and jump with anybody in the world."

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"I didn't know that there were other blind people except me and my brothers."

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"I'm not ashamed of what happened to me anymore."

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"We were given fictitious names."

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"I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood."

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"Ever since I was 10, I knew that I needed to be a dad."

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"We make a very odd couple."

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"I draw my strength from you."

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"It was very easy to be patient with him."

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"My brothers were like my soul mates..."

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"I remember counting the empty beer bottles."

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"My partners and I would come to the hospital every chance we got. "

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"We used to go up to the torch."

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"I remember feeling helpless."

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"You moved into the hospital with me."

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"Do you remember what it's like when you get that mad?"

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"What do you feel you've learned from cancer?"

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"You feel like being gay is like a virus."

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"I was imagining myself playing the saxophone."

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"Why do you care so much for a stranger?"

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"My mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's."

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"When I was growing up, the emphasis was on being able to get a job."

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"What are some of your dreams?"

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"I grew up when that happened."

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"How did it make you feel to leave us for your deployment?"

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"We had to sit in the back of the class."

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"What was the hardest part about me being gone?"

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"When I was a kid, I didn't realize that you were different."

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"He dropped me off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill."

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"Evander and I had a dog named Lassie ... "

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"I remember going through family albums looking for my face in old photographs..."

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"I remember many months with no lights."

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"At my mother's wake, someone said, 'Johnny, your teacher's here.'"

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"How do you think you are different because your dad and I got divorced? "

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"As if high school is not hard enough..."

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"The last picture she saw was one of me."

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"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."

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"When I came in 1966, nobody knew about who a Sikh was."

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"I received a letter in the mail from the Boy Scouts..."

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"My basketball teammates were my first babysitters."

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"I started playing basketball and opportunities just opened up for me."

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"I remember a private swim club..."

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"We'd go to our hangout, which was Dubrow's Cafeteria."

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"Dennis will roll with the best of them."

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"When he was growing up, he was living in South Texas..."

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"There was nothing more that I wanted to do than to protect you."

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"The school buses were already lined up to take the kids home."

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"What is your legacy?"

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"What was it like becoming a parent to my sister and I overnight?"

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"At my house, only one person got the mail, and that was my mother."

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"If just one of them gets through, they may save us all."

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