My father, Norman R. Kaplan was the greatest father anyone could have. He was not only extremely intelligent he was incredibly present in my life. My mother became an alcoholic and was not able to care for our family, and my father gave up EVERYTHING (job, house, career) to hold the family together. He never was able to regain his career but my mother recovered and all of us thrived because of his selfless actions. My mother recovered as well.