Gaetano and I struck up a conversation when I noticed his JDRF tee shirt. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation does important work seeking a cure for Type 1 diabetes,
an illness that afflicts my son.
Gaetano was born near the foot of Montecassino in Italy, scene of one of the most brutal battles in World War II. As a child his family moved to Windsor, Ontario, across the border from Detroit.
These days Gaetano lives part of the year in Naples and part of the year in Canada.