How a bond between brothers led to ‘Dr. Death’
April 26, 2012
March 18, 1997 began like any normal day in the working class suburb of Warminster in southeastern Pennsylvania. But JIMMY MILEY didn’t take his older brother Buddy to the scheduled eye doctor appointment. Instead, Jimmy and Buddy, who had been paralyzed since a 1973 football game for William Tennent High School, drove to Philadelphia International Airport, boarded a plane to Detroit and checked in at a nondescript Quality Inn, where Jimmy delivered Buddy into the hands of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial “Suicide Doctor.” There, Buddy and Jimmy ended a journey that had begun when they were boys – a remarkable story of devotion between two brothers thrust into extraordinary circumstances. MARK KRAM Jr., Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter, has told the Miley brothers’ story in his first book, “Like Any Normal Day: A Story of Devotion.” We’ll talk to Mark and Jimmy Miley in this hour’s Radio Times.