Important life lessons spring from overcoming disabilities

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland

Perspective.  That’s one of the advantages of the bonus years.  As you pass through your late 50s and then into the 60s and 70s and beyond, you are able to take a more measured assessment life’s events.  Your thinking and understanding are more contextual. I thought of this last week as I was talking with Annapolitan Marilyn McGilvery. Marilyn was born in 1935.  At the age of two, she was stricken with polio, a disease of the central nervous system that left her partially disabled in her left leg.  For many years, she walked with a leg brace.  Today, she is able to walk with the help of a cane.

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