My Dad Had a Heart Attack on Father’s Day

Published on YourTango on 6/7/13

For many people Father’s Day is a joyful time. Read how one Father’s Day changed my life forever.

Father’s Day 2007 turned out to be much different than I had planned and nothing like I could ever have expected. The plan was that my father was coming out to visit me in New York. I had carefully planned some good activities that I knew he would enjoy. How then did it end up with a news article in his hometown paper that started, “Keith L. Smith,60, of [address], died at 7 a.m. Thursday (June 28, 2007)in Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y., after becoming ill while visiting his son.” to describe the outcome of what took place eighteen days after Father’s Day?

Read more at http://www.yourtango.com/experts/the-rev-christopher-smith/father-s-day-remember

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