Mark Ballard

February 2, 2014

Ballard: Sometimes, DNA can be a real pain

When I was 22 years old and my wife, Debra, was pregnant with our son, Blake, I was under the impression you could mold a child and make him into anything you wanted him to be. I thought by how you opted to raise a child you could determine the child’s outcome. Was I ever wrong!

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