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May 12th, 2014
Barbara Toney Wheeler went to bed in late March healthy and fit. She set her alarm for her morning job as a caseworker at Timber Ridge Ranch. When she awakened, she fell out of bed, striking her head and fracturing the C4 vertebrae in her neck.
Barbara was a member of the Benton High School Class of 1970. The former homecoming queen now needs the help of her community in order to receive the treatment she needs.
Before he left Boston, Carl Wentworth said he did not really think out his idea to walk across the country in honor of veterans.
Two days after deciding to travel from "sea to shining sea," he started walking.
Wentworth, whose father retired from the Army after serving for 22 years, came up with the idea after he encountered difficulty in obtaining a proper military burial for his father.
"I'm walking to support our troops in honor of our veterans, all of them," she said.
He said he does not agree with the way veterans are treated when they come home from war.
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