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W1nning 4 his father: Tommy Kirchhoff and best friend Bobby Whalen carrying on Kirchhoff legacy

By Geoff Morrow

The Sentinel

It wasn’t their finest juncture, but it would be unwise to judge the Kirchhoffs from this indubitably human moment:

Tom Kirchhoff, confined to his electric wheelchair by the effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was unhooked and exiting the family van as wife Staci and son Tommy began walking toward the house.