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Joined by their older sisters, Judy Adam and Arlie Auch celebrated their birthdays as usual this August -- together. Pictured from left are Jan Dahlin, Pat Stevens, Judy Adam and Arlie Auch.

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The first symptoms Arlie Auch started experiencing last summer didn't seem frightening at first.

The 53-year-old elementary school teacher from Coon Rapids, Minn., wife and mother of three grown children, began to limp, then had trouble walking, started to shuffle and fall and had overwhelming fatigue.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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