GRAND Magazine - November/December 2012 - (Page 16)

extraordinary grands The Rocky Balboa of GRANDpAReNtiNG G BY RiChARD J. ANthONY, sR. Share this article with your friends. 16 erald (Jerry) S. Segal is a husband, father, and grandfather. A prominent attorney. An influential civic leader. A generous philanthropist. An avid golfer. And an indomitable quadriplegic. Photos and citations cover Jerry’s office walls. Mementoes and awards marking a lifetime of achievement and service to others fill the shelves. Nothing, however, is more emblematic of Jerry’s life than the photos of his family: his wife of 49 years, Carolyn; his daughters, Traci and Marci; and his grandchildren, Zac, Ben, Jake, Allie, and Lily. Jerry segal rose above a disabling spinal injury to forge a stellar life The story behind the crutches, braces, walker, and wheelchair that give Jerry the mobility to live a full, fast-paced life began in 1988, when he underwent surgery for chronic back pain. Something went tragically wrong, and Jerry was paralyzed from the neck down. GRAND NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - November/December 2012

GRAND Magazine - November/December 2012
Kid-Safe Shopping
A Swiss Family Tradition
Holidays + Grandchildren = Merry Mayhem
Grand Wit & Wisdom
The Rocky Balboa of Grandparenting
Kellie Pickler: Grand-Raised and Proud of It
Bill Cosby: America’s Favorite TV Dad
Holiday Stress-Busters
Holiday Gift Guide
Shut Out for the Holidays?
Holiday Fun for All Ages!
Grandma & Grandpa & Karen
Be Thankful! It’s Good for You
Grand Giggles
Kinship Care Resources

GRAND Magazine - November/December 2012