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dedication,
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quickly try to assess the situation… why is Dr. Scales at my dorm
room at 1:30 in the morning? I’m thinking as quickly as I can. What
did I do wrong? I couldn’t come up with an answer! All I could think
of was that I was getting kicked out of college after only months
and I didn’t know why.
Then Dr. Scales asks me, “How are you doing?” I nervously an-
swered that I was doing good. He then asked “How is your Mom
doing?” And I answered “I think she is doing ok, too.” Dr. Scales
quickly added that “She would be doing a lot better if you would call
her and let her know you made it back to school ok.” After almost
passing out from embarrassment and over the laughter of the other
students, I agreed and said “Yes sir.” I followed Dr. Scales downstairs
to the second floor to use the phone of a friend and called my mom.
As we walked downstairs, Dr. Scales said, “Good to see you, Skip,
and let me know if there is anything I can ever do for you.” And
once again, he sincerely meant every word.
Professor Paul Ribisl and Dr. Henry Miller supervise a treadmill test
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