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Every Tuesday night, Edith Brookover sets the alarm clock for 5:30 a.m. before she goes to bed. The 90-year-old wants to be sure to be up and all ready to go when her ride gets there at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning to take her to St. Charles Mercy Hospital, where she is a volunteer.

Edith has been volunteering at St. Charles since 1971. Before that, she donated her time at hospitals in Norwalk and in Michigan.

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Chiropractor James R. Brown says raising a 6-year-old son as a single parent has helped him in establishing his new practice in Oregon.

“I was awarded custody of my son during his first year of chiropractic school and balanced the demands of fatherhood and getting an education,” he said.

“I can relate to not always having time to make healthcare appointments,” he said. “And I know what it means to have limited funds.

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Living with severe diabetes is something that Elizabeth Gould is trying to get used to.

Gould, of Walbridge, had been diagnosed with diabetes when she was pregnant with her daughter, now 5. “But recently, it has been hitting me with a vengeance,” she said.

Because she has good days and some not-so-good days, Elizabeth has discussed her diabetes with her young daughter. “I told her about my diabetes, where I kept my medication and we also talked about how to call 9-1-1 if there would be an emergency,” she said.

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Giving money to people along road

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