“I got to bear witness to the end of a generation that experienced this unfathomable horror,” says former firefighter who graduates today
Black-and-white photos taped to hospital doors show healthy, strong young men in uniform, on their way to fight the Nazis.
Then, because they were the lucky ones, the men appear as smiling young grooms and proud fathers — and as gray-scale turned to colour, beaming grandfathers.
University of Toronto physical therapy student Danny Slack spent five weeks interning at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre last year. He expected to help the residents, many in their late 90s, improve their mobility and manage their pain.