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John Walsh McHugh  A Life Worth Celebrating  a keepsake from Memoir for Me
We would like to dedicate this book about our son and brother to those who supported us for almost 33 years of Johnny   s ...
A wheelchair is not a wheelchair, but a superhero   s cape to hang onto as you fly down 75th Court. -David M. McCarthy
The McHugh family departs for Ireland, 2002  If I ever leave this world alive I   ll thank you for the things you did in m...
Johnny also loved to stay in, watching movies, good and bad, old and new, or reciting the lines of Scarface     say hello ...
Johnny and Molly, 1986  A teacher at Johnny   s school, St. Vincent Ferrer in River Forest, Illinois, finally spoke up. Sh...
The following year, Johnny, now 9, was still frightened at the prospect of spending a week away from his family and the co...
On Molly   s wedding day, 2011  Johnny   s internal fighting spirit was stoked and fueled by the support of an amazing fam...
   He was mad about it at the time,    said Molly.    His brain was on track but the rest of him hadn   t caught up.    It...
Johnny with Fenwick HS friends, 2001  In high school, Johnny relied on Aunt Tagger for some unconventional volunteer servi...
Despite a liberal translation of the service hour requirement, Johnny was serious about school. Living in Elmwood Park, ju...
Father and son catching a Cubs game in 1995     The whole assembly erupted. They were all clapping for him,    said John. ...
Johnny learned to navigate these challenges without complaint and even helped a star football player learn to get around t...
The McHugh family visiting Cleveland, Ohio, 2009  Doctors marveled at how Johnny broke all life expectancy predictions. Dr...
Even though Johnny is gone, he lives on in the memories of family and friends. He also lives on in two young men, one from...
   As painful as the emotions are, underneath them, at their very roots, is affirmation. Affirmation that we few, we happy...