Monday, July 4, 2011

Man Losing Aid That Lets Him Live at Home

DUFF, Tenn. -- For 17 years, Christopher Hughes' body held his mind prisoner.
Most of his teachers labeled Hughes "profoundly mentally retarded." The athetoid cerebral palsy that wracks his body with involuntary movements also prevents him from speaking words. Hughes, 34, cannot sit up unassisted. He cannot scratch an itch, bathe himself, eat, drink, go anywhere on his own, even across the room.

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