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Aaron Thatcher is one of my heros.  There is nobody in the world I know who is more Christ-like.  Please check out his story on his wife's blog, found at http://aaronlorraine.blogspot.com/.  Help if you can by contributing here: https://www.gofundme.com/supporting-big-a-aaron-thatcher

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