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A balancing act of care

Woman fills family needs few can imagine shouldering

Carole Kelley shares a moment with daughter Shannon while husband, Mark, receives dialysis at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Carole Kelley shares a moment with daughter Shannon while husband, Mark, receives dialysis at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. (PHOTOS BY MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF)
By Stephanie V. Siek
Globe Staff / July 29, 2007

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Carole Kelley intimately knows the geography of her children's scars; not just the marks left from a bout of chicken pox or a tumble from a bike, but those where doctors once inserted Caitlin's feeding tube and where Shannon had her colon surgery. She can point them out like countries on a map. (Full article: 1537 words)

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