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Philanthropic couple's quest to 'Drink wine, do good' grew out of sons' fatal genetic disorder

AURORA, Ill. - I have to admit: I struggled to write the lead to this column.

That's because I knew that no matter how well I describe the story of Bob and Sonya Evanosky - who live by the motto "drink wine; do good" - there's no way I can capture this couple's indelible spirit.

I could start with the fact the Evanoskys, who moved to Aurora from Sacramento in 1999, opened the city's first winery in 2016. And though Aspen Lane Wine Company has only been around officially for a couple years, it already boasts 10 high-quality wines and has created even more private labels for around 80 groups and individuals, including a billionaire philanthropist from the Chicago area.

I could also begin by telling you they give away 100 percent of their profits to charitable organizations, particularly those that impact individuals and families affected by disabilities.

But it makes the most sense to start with their children: Twins Christopher and John, and younger brother Jack. Three beautiful boys all born

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