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The Right Thing for Candace: proved a tough task for mother

BYLINE: PATTI GHEZZI Staff
DATE: June 27, 2004
PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA)
EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
SECTION: Metro News
PAGE: C1

Candace Anderson sits upright, the corners of her mouth turned up, her eyes looking off to one side.

Her mother, Sarah, does not know if Candace, 21, can see or hear. But, at least, Candace is home.

The former Columbia High School honor student knows nothing of the time-consuming, energy-sapping fight her mother has waged against the state so Candace can remain at her DeKalb County house instead of going to a nursing home.

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‘The State Has Abandoned Her’

BYLINE: PATTI GHEZZI; Staff
DATE: January 18, 2004
PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA)
EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
SECTION: Metro News
PAGE: C1

Inside her family’s sun-soaked living room, a once independent woman depends on others to do everything for her.
Dab her lips with Vaseline. Suction her breathing tube. Give her shots to prevent blood clots. Make sure her feeding tube isn’t clogged. Change her diaper.
Sometimes Candace buries her face in her mother’s chest and sobs. “It’ll be OK,” Sarah Anderson says as she rubs her daughter’s shoulders. “I’m here.”
Candace — who cannot see, hear, sit up or speak — doesn’t know how precarious her life at home is.

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