I couldn’t hug Madison Sunday. My beautiful, beloved granddaughter turned 12 that day. We’re very close; I’m both grandfather and father figure to her. She’s incredibly bright and wickedly funny. We celebrated together, six feet apart. She cried at the end, I turned away so she wouldn’t see my tears. I couldn’t hug Madison Sunday.
Kevin W. Ryan J.D., M.A., is the Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs and an associate professor of Health Policy and Management in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at UAMS.