The true story that I tell in this book about my father and my family is based on our personal experiences and court records. However, I have changed the names and some identifying details about many of the living individuals and existing businesses that are mentioned in the book. Any similarity between fictional names and details and real persons is strictly coincidental.
All doctors and attorneys mentioned in this book, the hospital where my father underwent surgery, the blood bank that was involved in his treatment, and many of our friends are identified by fictional names. The town where the hospital is located has been fictionalized.
All individuals and another hospital identified in this book by their real names are listed in the appendix.
(Last Revised 3-1-12)
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