By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (July 30, 2015) — Some stories are timeless and unforgettable; others are easily forgotten. But the vital lessons of the friendship between Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes ought to be told again and again for generations to come.
It’s a powerful reminder of friendship and kindness and common decency and profound courage. It’s a story that transcends racial barriers.
Pat Farabaugh captured the essence of their friendship in his 2014 book, “An Unbreakable Bond: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman.”
Jack Twyman (left) and Maurice Stokes. “I benefited much more from being associated with Maurice than Maurice benefited by being associated with me,” said Jack Twyman, who worked tirelessly for more than a decade to raise money for his friend and former teammate’s medical bills (Saint Francis University’s Maurice Stokes Collection).
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