RENÉE C. BYER/rbyer@sacbee.com

Luther Findley bathes his wife, Claire, every morning, then dresses her in a clean nightgown while a nurse's aide puts fresh sheets on her bed. Claire, who requires 24-hour care, survives on protein drinks that her husband makes, using fruit, vegetables, garlic and fiber. "I'm blessed because I have you," she whispers to Luther.

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