The decorations in the small hospital room document a lifetime of adventure and accomplishment.
Photographs show rugged mountains in Washington, the seashore of Maine and the Alamo in San Antonio. A name tag with the name Ed Fears and a worn copy of the Physicians Desk Reference sit on the table.
A framed black-and-white photo shows Fears and his wife, Andrea, as college students at a formal ball.
Andrea Fears decorated the room for her husband but doubts he recognizes any of it. Her hope is that somewhere in his fading mind is a spark of remembrance.