Howie Heslin and Carol
(Carol is his youngest daughter)

     Howie is in pretty bad shape these days. A life time of living with diabetes has taken it's toll on him. Anything that can go wrong with your body has happened to him, just about. Besides going blind he has leukemia and a batch of other organ malfunctions.   I can't imaging being in such shape but Howie is the world's foremost "take-it-in-stride" expert and his only comment to all the ills that have befallen him is, "Eh, wadd'a ya gonna do?", as he glibly tosses it off and does the best he can.   He has had so many near death trips that they call him "the Cat" at the hospital where he is taken.

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