1st grade graduation photo. 1964. Tim was born with a condition called Crouzon syndrome, which is a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones.
“I went to a small country school in Williamsburg, KS. My first day of school I had my head pushed down on a water fountain spicket. Kids called me various names; egghead, football head, etc., I fought my way through grades 1 – 9. Meanwhile, I got it from my dad too.
By the time I was in the 8th grade, I had whipped every boy in my class. One day, about 6-7 boys lured me into a school storage shed where they kept supplies for the track team. They all jumped me and beat me down pretty good.”