It’s Saturday the 19th of January 2001 and a 52 year old man is about to meet his sister, Dawn, for the first time in his life. If this man had any doubts about what he’s doing then they quickly evaporate, because from the moment he lands eyes on Dawn the man thinks to himself that she is the carbon likeness of his father, Jack. Without a doubt the family resemblance is undeniable.
That man is my father, Bill...
However somewhere, out there Bill and Dawn have a brother. A missing brother. His name is John. A boy who contracted polio in the 1930’s and disappeared into the state system that was tasked to care for “crippled children”. What became of him? No one knew… And for decades John remained the phantom in the family. In a very real way he’d fallen off the grid, but would it be for good? As the years have rolled by it’s more certain that John had most likely passead away, but what sort of life did he lead?
Whatever Happened to John?