From dragon to butterfly, turning a painful past into a meaningful present
He was 5 when they brought him into the hospital room where his beloved 28-year-old mother lay dying of cancer. Asked for a goodbye kiss, Johnnie Calloway took one look at the woman he barely recognized and turned his back. When he got home, his father walloped him for his recalcitrance.
By Facing Mental Illness September 1, 2017
Johnnie Calloway, pictured in the “butterfly garden” outside his Sarasota home. [Herald-Tribune staff photo / Thomas Bender]