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The Toughest Decision: When a Caregiver Can No Longer Cope

A caregiver's story

Even by the standards of Wyoming coal mines and oil fields, Mike Eberspecher is a tough guy. He once nearly lost an arm to blood poisoning after getting another man's tooth lodged in his fist. A big chunk of his right ear had to be surgically reattached after a different guy tried to bite it off. He used to bet newcomers to the oil fields that he could lift the drill pipes sticking out of the wells. Anyone who doubted him was soon out some cash. … Back to Article

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