CHICAGO — On a recent morning, twin brothers Frank and Anthony Nowotnik sat in a Starbucks in Uptown Chicago, sipping coffee and talking about the past. Anthony was clean-shaven and dressed in jeans and a black leather jacket. Frank looked more casual, with stubble across his chin, wearing a brown cap and a puffer jacket. Both smelled of soap and mouthwash.
The little details about the men — from their recent haircuts, to their clean clothes — were not-so-small miracles for the now 45-year-old brothers, though you wouldn’t know it if you didn’t know their story.