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Friends Help During A Tough Year – Brevard, NC


Last updated 11/9/2020 at 3:24pm

This year has been particularly challenging for Michelle Stuckey, but she appears to have turned a corner. (Times photo by Alex Perri)

If you met Brevard resident Michelle Stuckey for the first time today, you would have no idea she feared she was on her deathbed just a few months ago. If it wasn't for her supportive group of friends and neighbors, Stuckey said she is sure she would have died of COVID-19.

"It really hasn't been my year," she said.

In February, the 62-year-old Stuckey lost her companion of 13 years, Astro, a lab/Great Dane mix, to cancer. Then in March, she started coming down with COVID-19 symptoms, which later developed into a debilitating three-month long battle with the novel coronavirus. And in May...

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