Over the years, I have on occasion written about Lucy Hawking, the daughter of famed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. Inevitably, people are shocked when they hear that Stephen Hawking has children. They ask. "How can that be?"
Most of us think of Hawking as paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Few know that he was once an able bodied young man. Fewer know the tragic and touching story of how this energetic young man came to be the physically handicapped super genius we know him to be today. That is, until recently.