April 27, 2015 3:55 AM

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I had recently finished reading Atul Gawande's Being Mortal when I got the call I knew someday would come. My 92-year-old father had been taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

My father, Sheldon Sternberg, a life-long Chicagoan had been hospitalized only once before many years ago. He had a blessed life that included flying bombing missions with the 390th squadron in World War II, marrying my mother, the love of his life and producing 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 5 gr...

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