About the Author
"I grew up as a shy, somewhat geeky boy from da' Bronx, NY. I was an average student with average grades attending high school and college. In 1984 I got married and had 2 great boys (Dominic and Joey). I was always a fast-paced, A+ type personality and could not sit still. Fast-forward to 1997. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS); this was devastating to me and my family. I'm a very hands-on person that needs to keep busy and active. I started walking with an unbalanced gait. then progressed to walking with a cane and eventually succumbing to being wheelchair bound. I endure daily challenges to overcome. Back in 2000, I started writing this little story, Cartoon Boy©. The story is sensitive to and somewhat synonymous in its poignancy and passion. I wanted to give relevance, strength and attention to those families with a disabled parent. Reality mixed with fantasy equals coping. I'm the type of person who doesn't like the words "I can't". True, I can't walk, but I can and will do as much as "I can". Persistence pays."