I shudder when I recall what I was like at 15 years old – and not just at my erupting pimples. My parents assure that I was the quintessentially snarky, smart-alecky, obnoxious American teenage boy.
Maybe that's why I was so impressed with Joshua Desormeaux. He's the son of Big Brown's jockey Kent Desormeaux, but more importantly he's the brother of 9-year-old Jacob, whom we profile on tonight's CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
This week, you'll probably read and hear a lot of Jacob, a sweet kid who is handling his condition with unbridled precociousness.
But you might not hear about Josh, which is a shame, because he's also a remarkable young man. He is Jacob's protector, occasional interpreter and full-time hero.
His dad may win the Triple Crown this weekend, but there is already a real winner in the Desormeaux household.