Cruise control: Kruger takes on life full throttle
June 10, 2021
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
After surviving cancer, Bill Kruger decided to squeeze a lifelong dream into reality.
"I've always wanted a muscle car," Kruger said.
The Clearwater resident's sweet indulgence: a yellow 1964 Chevrolet Malibu.
Sometimes, though, life turns sour.
Last August, Kruger was diagnosed with cancer. Surgery followed on Sept. 11.
"What a day," he said. "There was just a dinky, dinky spot on my liver."
Kruger asked the surgeon if he needed surgery for such a small spot.
The doctor replied, "If you were my dad, I would insist."
That singular sentence caught...