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Jeremy Clarke will no longer be making his way to the altar for the laying on of hands

By Jeremy Clarke   July 1997

For seven years Eva Rye lived in room one of our residential home for the elderly. When she came to us, Eva was frail and ill; she steadily declined as time went on until it seemed incredible that a person could be so frail and ill, and still live. She was deaf; she was giddy and incontinent; she had hideous arthritis and a malignant cancer spreading across her forehead; and she kept falling down on the way to the commode and breaking her brittle old bones. Although constantly in pain of one sort or another, a bright, determined spirit shone…

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