Back to previous page


Article prompts reader to describe brain injury’s impact on his father’s emotions

Emotional moments

I read “A crying shame” [Medical Mystery, Feb. 21] with great interest, in part because my dad had a chunk of his brain destroyed by an accidental gunshot wound in his teenage years. He had difficulties with manual dexterity and assorted other challenges, but what I noticed from early childhood was his emotional nature. He never had sobbing episodes like this article describes, but he would get choked up over any number of thoughts, though he was a strong, resilient man otherwise.

Jerry Austin, Lenexa, Kan.

© The Washington Post Company