This website is dedicated to Dr. Hughes’ son, Gregory, who exhibited many ADHD characteristics as a young toddler. By age 15 he was diagnosed with AD/HD and placed on stimulant medication, but refused treatment — it was too late! He ran away from home and became further involved with the drug culture. Over the years his addiction became stronger … his family lost count of the number of drug rehabilitation programs he entered. Eventually it cost him his health and finally his life.
Greg was very intelligent, and to the very end was cognizant of his problems. He was enrolled at the University of Michigan and was interested in psychology. He tried very hard to beat the substance abuse, but it resurfaced from time-to-time. It would get the best of him rendering him powerless.
Greg is the father of two wonderful children. Sara is now 26 and holds a fine arts degree and teaching certificate. She has become an art teacher at a middle school. Zach is 22 and attends university. Neither of them has followed their father’s drug propensity. Both moved in the direction of being food and health conscious.
Dr. Hughes will continue to help save children with the attention disorders that – as in her son’s case – endanger their lives.
MASTERS, Gregory Todd - age 36, died Sunday, May 18th at Hurley Medical Center after a long illness.
"If you would indeed behold a spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one... For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun?... Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity" (Gibran).
Born in Ann Arbor on June 30th, Mr. Masters served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. He was a member of the American Legion, Post # 267 in Davison, and the Westside Baptist Church. Mr. Masters was currently a student at the University of Michigan in Flint, where he was pursuing studies on Psychology. He is survived by a daughter, Sarah Patricia, and his son Zachary Lee; his parents, his father DeArle Masters of Englewood Florida, and Janice, his mother, and Lloyd Campbell, his stepfather, of Lapeer, his sister, Kathe, and her husband, Michael Owens, and their children, his niece, Elizabeth, and his nephew, Geoffrey, of Rotunda West, Florida; his paternal grandmother, Lucie Masters of Ft. Walton Beach; his maternal grandfather, Paul Wise of Lapeer, his paternal aunt, Donna, and her husband, Daniel O'Rourke, also of Ft. Walton Beach; and his maternal aunt, Miriam Stamm, of Kalamazoo. Visitations will begin after 6pm on Tuesday evening at the Brown Funeral Home in Flint. Funeral Services, along with a military ceremony, will be at Flint Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, May 21 at 11am, with the Rev. Douglas Armstrong officiating (Flint Journal)