Embracing My Father’s Second Childhood

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Note: I originally started writing this piece for the Medium Writers Challenge in August 2021. Then life got in the way and this sat dormant in my Medium drafts for a couple of months. I’ve decided to publish it anyway.

On March 4th, 2018 my mother suffered a massive stroke at home in Karachi, Pakistan. My siblings and I flew in from around the world overnight. The stroke almost took her life…



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