Toward the end, when the cancer was leaching the last of his strength and the Alzheimer’s had robbed him of most of his mind, the only voice that could rouse Calvin Hightower was that of his friend, TJ Cunningham.
Hightower’s wife, Patricia, reported this fact without bitterness, adding that her husband sometimes confused her with his home-care aides.
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Through college, wars and civil rights struggles, TJ and Calvin were the best of friends. Right to the end.