Mark called his ex-wife in Phoenix the day after he heard about the accident.

There wasn't much he could do. He didn't plan to fly there.
He phoned when he got home from work.

His ex-wife was more sanguine than he expected. Calm.

We won't know for a few days, she told him.

She was already making plans to help her son learn to walk again.
First she'd teach him to crawl, like she did when he was a baby.

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