ExtraOrdinary tells of the love between Herman and his wife that continued after her passing. It shares the love between an elder and a young volunteer eighty years his junior and between a father and his adult daughter. It also explores how a hospice patient, through his compassion and his wisdom, helped heal those who cared for him.
ExtraOrdinary is written in two voices: that of Michele, Herman's daughter not by blood but by blessing, and that of Herman's young volunteer, Michael Wittner, who created an award-winning film about the sacred passage from loss and despair to connection and joy.
Herman taught by example how to love, how to listen, how to forgive, and how to be grateful for each day. ExtraOrdinary is a story of growth and learning, a joining of generations and cultures and hearts.