Leo has been my friend and neighbor for the last 30 years. He is now 100 years old.

I have watched him grow old with grace and good humor.

I watched him say goodbye to his wife, Helen, and in the sadness and despair that followed, I watched him continue to put one foot in front of the other.

Leo has been one of my heroes, and has provided a rare example of gentle and unassuming strength, stamina, and patience.

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