My Father's Shoes
This poem was written by Teresa Griffin Cascino, RN, MSN, in honor of her father, Charles G. Griffin.
Dr. Griffin served as a medic in the European front during World War II and later attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine (Class of 1952). He did his general surgical residency at Kings County Hospital, Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and practiced as a surgeon in Valparaiso, Indiana for 40 years.
He died in 2002.
"My Father's Shoes" was published in Surgery, Volume 141, September 26 2006,
and is reprinted with permission of the author.