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Saturday, June 25, 2016

With gift of sister’s kidney, Merritt seeks more Olympic gold


THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION | Steve Hummer

Big sis didn’t know what to make of little bro when he came along, taking up everyone’s time and attention.

“I was expecting to be the only child,” said LaToya Hubbard, who was 7 when brother Aries Merritt came along and spoiled her well-laid plans almost 31 years ago.

“I didn’t like my brother growing up. You know, you’re selfish when you’re young. You’re used to being by yourself for seven years, and all of a sudden you have this little baby coming.”

Merritt seconded the emotion. “I hated her for a while,” he said. “I was like: ‘I don’t like my sister, she’s mean.’ In the long run, it was probably good for me. Toughened me up.”

Time did its good work in this case, and with maturity LaToya gained clarity. “As I got older,” she said, “I saw that I had a role and that role was to be the protector, the big sister.” Continue reading
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