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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
Pharmacist admits misbranding dialysis drugs
May 21, 2013 21:08 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Tennessee pharmacist has admitted distributing a misbranded Chinese-made drug that was given to kidney dialysis patients in Kansas.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 53-year-old Robert Harshbarger Jr., of Kingsport, Tenn., pleaded guilty Tuesday in Topeka to one count each of distributing a misbranded drug and health care fraud.
Harshbarger admitted that from 2004 to 2009, he substituted a cheaper Chinese import for an iron sucrose drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The drugs were given to patients of Kansas Dialysis Services. Prosecutors say there were no reports of harm, but patients were put at risk because the FDA could not assure the drugs' effectiveness and safety.
Harshbarger's plea deal calls for four years in prison, restitution of nearly $849,000 and a forfeiture of $425,000.
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