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"She actually counts the boards from the dots that are there," says Bob Gronowski. "She's able to pick up spares and strikes."
Bob just helps her push the ball.
"He's my everything," says Neva Gronowski. "He always has been. He brings out the best in me."
The 46 year old started showing symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 4 years ago, about the time the couple was married.
"Neva is a jokester," says Bob. "She'd fall and I'd run around the car looking for her and she'd say I'm checking the undercarriage. She's dealt with it so well. It's horrible to watch."
The motor neuron disease shuts down muscle function, but ALS doesn't affect the 5 senses or the brain, so Neva is still working!
"As you can tell I'm the braun of the relationship," says Bob. "She's the brain. She's a business analyst. She writes code."
That is: computer code for Cinram Manufacturing.
"I design and write code based on customer requests," says Neva. "With my thumb."
It's the only thing that still moves. Bob props her hand with a pill bottle.
"During the day I like to feel that I'm fulfilling a need," says Neva. "I mean a lot of people depend on what I do."
The ever present smile says it all.
"We've prayed for a merry heart and that's what we get," says Bob. "I don't think you have to bring out a forensic kit to dust for the prints of God on our relationship. I'm willing to take care of her."
Friday, December 28 2012, 12:15 AM CST
Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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