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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
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Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.Several hundred canoeists and kayakers are taking part in Paddle Georgia 2013. It'sMore >>
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.More >>
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Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.The Albany Housing Authority is still working on a plan that could bring up to 30-millionMore >>
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.More >>
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Five months after the mysterious murder of a Coffee County woman, people gathered Tuesday night in Douglas to remember her and to launch a community effort to make sure her case isn't forgotten. FriendsMore >>
People gather to bring attention to one of many unsolved murders of women in Coffee County.More >>
January 10, 2007
Thomasville-- Jason Walker has struggled with muscular dystrophy most of his life. It's been a struggle for his mom too, who's been his caretaker all of his twenty-nine years.
"It's changed my life, it's changed my family's life, it's changed Jason's life, but it's something I would never change again because he's one in a million," says Linda Walker, Jason's mom.
Jason's Muscular Dystrophy has progressively gotten worse. He's been in a wheel chair since the age of 10. He now relies on a respirator. The only physical activity he can do, is speak. "It's quite a challenge, saying it mildly," says Mrs. Walker.
Like many other men his age, one of Jason's biggest hobbies is watching football. He's an avid Florida State fan and goes to as many games as possible.
Last July that Jason decided he wanted to write a book. He says it was "just something to do at first. Then I figured it would give people an idea of what it's like to walk in my shoes everyday."
Using the internet, he teamed up with a ghost writer. He relayed his thoughts and memories to her and she put it into e-book form, where it can be read on the internet. Jason has a clear message he wants his book to give.
"Basically to get people, so they don't give up. To realize just because you struggle every day, you don't have to pack it in. To have a positive outlook," Jason says.
Still, he says, "and if I make money, then that's just an added bonus."
A bonus for a young man who's overcome more challenges than many of us will ever face.