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Ted Still Needs Help To Stay Home - Brevard NC


Ted Tawney is surrounded by his friends Randy Frisbee and Erik and Carol Hansen. (Times photo by Derek McKissock)

This past year, Ted Tawney has been able to stay in his Brevard home mainly because of the generosity of others.

As reported in January, Tawney, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, was facing having to move into an assisted living center and losing the independence he cherishes.

Money from a trust fund was running out. The money paid for a caregiver to come to Tawney's home each day for a few hours.

After the story ran in The Transylvania Times, a number of people came forward with donations to help Tawney.

"It's been fantastic," said Erik Hansen, a local accountant,...

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