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For Local Resident Ted Tawney There Is No Place Like Home - Brevard NC


August 9, 2018

It’s a full-time job for Ted Tawney to help look after himself.

The 66-year-old Brevard resident has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.

“Everything I do, I do slowly,” Tawney said recently.

Simple things, such as brushing one’s teeth, for an able-bodied person can take a few minutes. For Tawney, it takes significantly longer.

Tawney, however, said he’s “glad to be able to do it, because some people are not.”

Tawney is independent minded, but he still needs help. For roughly 26 hours, at $15 per hour, spread over seven days each week, paid caregivers visit Taw...

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