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The people who suffered and how they made it through. View All Stories

The Real Life by Carolyn Anderson

Submitted on 08.15.2014

On December 4, 2009, my entire life changed forever in a way that I never dreamed. I was a school teacher for 32 years, having retired in June of 2009.  I looked forward to retirement […]

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Looking down the barrel of a feeding tube

Submitted on 08.12.2014

Byline: Barbara Blades January 2005 The last time I can remember eating normally was January 2005. My birthday is on January 5th and I had already planned on eating someplace special. On January 4th I […]

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