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From the May 2012 magazine.

My Son, My Guardian Angel

After the death of his son, he experienced the power of prayer

In 1979, at the age of 36, I found AA again. My marriage had ended in divorce, but my ex-wife lived with our three young children a short distance from me. Then, a few years later, I married a woman who had two young children of her own.

My youngest boy Brendan was a redhead and had a personality to match. He was full of life and a brilliant student, but, in my opinion, he was short on common sense. His mom often asked me to speak to him about his life choices. As a result, our relationship became strained.

Each January my wife and I would travel to New York City for a...

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Buffalo, New York

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