My Sunday story, on Spokane firefighter Mike Rose, is sweeping its way on Facebook. Wish I could claim my writing. But I think Spokesman-Review photo journalist and videographer Colin Mulvany's spectacular photo is the reason. He took this at the funeral of firefighter John Knighten July 8 but we didn't run it until Sunday because we wanted to respect Knighten's memorial service and keep the focus on him on July 9. So Colin and I worked together to discover the story behind the man who collapsed, Mike Rose, who is amazing. He's determined to return to work at the profession he loves. Dedication.
Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.