The day my brother became a statistic

medpagetodayThis article was originally published on May 12, 2014 in MedPage Today’s Ivan Today.

My brother would have turned 37 today.

But he didn’t. On January 9, 1995, he died in a car accident, at the age of 17.

That was the day he became a statistic.

I don’t usually need any reminders this time of year. If I somehow forget, May 12 is …

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