'He would have wanted me to be here'
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Brian Burke was telling the story about the night his son Brendan was born.
It was Dec. 8, 1988. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.
"And all those eights, eight's a lucky number for people of Chinese descent, and I don't know what other cultures," Burke recalled. "For Chinese people, eights are very lucky. He was in the nursery the day he was born and they kept rubbing his head, the nurses. And I said to one of the nurses, 'What's the ...
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