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

Voiceless, Hungry, and Determined at Sixteen

Submitted on 08.29.2014

[Editor’s note. This Patient Story is the first of a two part series written by a member of the NFOSD team from a written interview with patient Angelica Hunsucker. All content stems directly from responses […]

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THE DREADED “YOUR NEW NORM” (PART 1)

Submitted on 08.24.2014

[Editors note: THE DREADED “YOUR NEW NORM” is a two-part series written by Jim Rose. This is the first part of the series.] My name is Jim Rose and in 2009, eight months after retiring […]

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