March 17, 2007
In the following article, "A Brush With Death," you will read about perhaps the greatest day of my life… simply because my dad (“Baba”), Dr. Petro S. Maropis, survived. The thought of living the last 33 years of my life without “Baba” and everything that he instilled in me: freedom, compassion, understanding, knowledge, athleticism, drive, passion, integrity, class, etc… is incomprehensible. He is and always will be my number one hero.
Finally, I am forever thankful and blessed that no one else in my family was at that Athens airport on that fateful day.
I love you “Baba,” “Mama,” Sam and Chris.