A while back, I wrote the article "Lorenzo Odone's Fight for Life," which was in the October 31st edition of the Times. The article briefly described the life of a young boy named Lorenzo Odone and his parents as they find a cure for ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy). The article ended with saying that Lorenzo would turn 30 on May 29, 2008.
Little did anyone know, it would be Lorenzo Odone's last birthday.
After school was let out a week before Lorenzo�s birthday, I was in Kentucky with my dad while he was on a business trip. While he was in meetings, I was hanging out at the pool, walking around the hotel and basically just relaxing and enjoying a few stress-free days. In the mornings, my dad would leave the news on, leave the newspaper on the bedside table and he would leave the room. I would get up hours later, eat breakfast and head down to the pool.