Shortly after Gary's parents married in New York in 1948, his father was diagnosed with pulmonary TB – for the second time. Fearing that others would find out about this stigmatized disease, Gary's father traveled to Denver, Colorado for an 18-month hospitalization. As a new bride who moved with him, Gary's mother experienced the fear of losing her husband in an era prior to antibiotics; the many hours of physical separation from her husband; and social isolation from her supportive network of family and friends back in New York.
In Gary's words...
Gary, King County