I remember one time he said he never wanted to admit that he is sick because once you admit you are sick to other people you lose your rights as a person — you are a sick person and everybody treats you differently and talks to you differently. People assume that it affects your mind as well. So he just didn’t want that. It wasn’t just pity. He didn’t like the way people treated him as a sick person…the deference.

Dick Slade '74