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Disabled look for relief after defunding of program


November 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When Bob Rule fell off a third-floor balcony a month after he turned 21, he knew as soon as he hit the ground something bad had happened.

In fact, two of his lower vertebrae had broken, leaving him a quadriplegic with the use of his arms, but not his hands and legs, reports The Kansas Star.

Instead of being confined to his bed, however, Rule, 51, went on to live a life most could relate to: He drives a modified van from his home in Parkville to a Kansas City door company, where he works as a project manager. A home care attendant helps him for about two hours in...

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