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- May 11, 2009
- Vol. 71
- No. 18
Carol's New Home
Requiring a Wheelchair After a Brutal Beating, Carol Armstrong Couldn't Get Around Her House—until Her Neighbors Came to the Rescue
After the local paper ran her story in 2006, painters, designers and builders from the local home-builders association decided to build her a new home with wheelchair ramps and new appliances; she moved into the house in January. Now she can make French toast and make sure her boys are doing their homework. Says Carol, whose husband, James, 40, an electrical engineer, used to carry her to other rooms: "My life is totally different now."
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