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  • (This story about my step brother Jim was co-authored by my father, William Huey.)


    James Alan Huey, was born: July 20, 1963 at Stanford Hospital Center, under the care of Dr. Davis W. Baldwin, Palo Alto, California.
    At birth Jim was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome and a defective heart valve. He was not expected to survive.

    Jim has survived birth and is still fighting at 48. In 1985 Jim was diagnosed with Glomerulonephritis (Kidney disease), and over the next 26 years the disease has become increasingly worse. In October 2011, Jim’s kidneys were functioning at less than 15 % and he was set up for dialysis. Today Jim has kidney dialysis 3 days every week.

    Jim is remarkable, you don't have to be around him long to see it. Jim cannot read or write, cannot drive a car, buy his own groceries, or have a biological family of his own, but Jim, thanks to his mother Ann, was raised to read people, and has the ability of walking into a room and in minutes having new friends.

    Because of Jim people are a lot kinder in his environment.

    Last night we were waiting for a table in the bar at The Outback Steakhouse in Amarillo, and a lady in her 40s walked up to us and informed us that two other people at a table in the bar wanted Jim to have theirs when they were finished. Jim walked over to the table, two middle-aged men got up, hugged Jim and simply said, "have a good night."

    Jim likes:
    G.L.O.W. (the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling)
    bacon baked potatoes
    Miller Lite
    attention (Church)
    swimsuit calendars
    reclining chairs
    crossword puzzles
    women (hugs from women)
    and his Baptist Singles Group

    Jim does not like people telling him what to do.
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