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Friends Play Key Role, So Ted Tawney Can Stay Home


December 14, 2017

Friends and their generosity are among the reasons that Ted Tawney can still live in his own home and not be forced to move into an assisted-living center and lose the independence he cherishes.

"I appreciate all the people who help me," said the 65-year-old Brevard resident, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.

Tawney pays his own bills, such as his utilities and groceries, but he also must foot the cost for the needed paid caregivers who come to his home roughly 18 hours a week.

This costs about $1,300 a month, and that's where things get tricky for Tawney.

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