Sunday is Father's Day, and this Father's Day will take on new significance for a North Carolina man and his family. Sean Bunn recently found out he has two biological children who've been searching for him.The life-altering news comes as the 47-year-old battles a lethal form of cancer. He's a longtime friend of Lynn Jolicoeur (@LMJolicoeur), from Here & Now contributor WBUR in Boston. She brings us his story.
When my dear friend Sean Bunn found out earlier this year that he has two grown biological daughters, he had one immediate thought: Maybe this is why I'm still alive. "This feels to me like an absolute wonderful gift," Sean says.You see, Sean, who's 47 years old, has been sick — very sick. Doctors initially thought he wouldn't make it through last year.But he's very much here. And now I'm sitting with him in his living room in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Systems in place in jails and prisons are supposed to prevent inmates from taking their own lives, but there are lapses.State Police and the state Department of Correction are investigating the apparent suicide of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. The DOC says Hernandez hanged himself early Wednesday morning in his cell.Hernandez was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of his friend Odin Lloyd.
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Selecting a term
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