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Seventeen-year-old Nick Bales had many friends, played sports and was making straight A’s in his senior year at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. “He seemed to have it all,” said his mother. Then on Sept. 29 he killed himself.
Bales had struggled with depression and anxiety since the sixth grade and had tried various therapies and medications. Outwardly, he showed improvement, and his parents thought he was doing better. But his distress continued.
At 22, Sally Salem seemed to be heading down the path expected for many women in Cairo, Egypt. It was 1999 and she had just graduated with a degree in English literature and, through family connections, had landed a secure job in a local company. But
Sitting with my client, I pushed across the table a piece of paper that had carefully listed and numbered a line of ancestors whose names predominantly began with “James.” I had no idea who in my client’s family had produced or found this genealogical chart, but I knew it was wrong. I had narrowed down the mistake the researcher had made in the family lineage to the year