A Phenomenal Decision
At age 46, Jerry Sullivan was diagnosed with a tumor on his optic nerve. The surgery that followed revealed an aneurysm and set off a chain of complications that ended his working life and left him feeling as if he was in a dream, unable to wake up.
When he returned home from the hospital he had to relearn ordinary activities that most people take for granted, such as shaving and feeding himself. Though outwardly he appears healthy and is able to maintain his 20-mile-a-week jogging regimen, simple tasks may take him hours to accomplish. Doctors say Jerry will never be able to return to his old business selling electronic components, which required extensive travel and customer visits.