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In This Issue

Features
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IN PURSUIT OF AFFORDABLE CARE

President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, has been in effect for almost six years. Are people who are differently-abled benefiting from its reforms?

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THE SLUGGER AND THE STORYTELLER

For outfielder Carlos González and author Marcus Sikora, pursuing their passions is a way of life — and they don’t let obstacles stand in the way.

12

NAVIGATING A DUAL DIAGNOSIS

A better understanding of the Down syndrome–autism connection opens doors to resources and support for children and families.

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RORY FEEK BIDS FAREWELL

After the recent passing of his partner in life and on stage, country musician Rory Feek is raising their little girl with Down syndrome, helping her realize the future her mother dreamed she’d achieve.

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PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

Mexico City artist Carlos Ramírez Guevara’s paintings have traveled the globe — and he’s become a proud role model for other artists in his community.

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MARIA DELLAPINA’S GRAND VISION

Originally, she just wanted her daughter to have glasses that fit. But now, Dellapina’s Specs4Us eyewear is helping people around the world see life more clearly.

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