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When Alan Tucker and his wife were married, they took the usual vows, promising to be true to one another “in sickness and in health.” When Alan took his vows, he knew they would be difficult to fulfill. His wife Jennifer was born three months premature and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy while still very young. Now, 40 years later, Alan still provides care for his bride, 24/7 without complaining. Alan chose not to ask for outside help either. He takes care of all of Jennifer’s personal care, medications, and personal affairs, and then keeps up the housework. Alan takes his responsibilities in stride saying that caring form his wife is second nature to him and his never gives it a second thought.

Since Alan has been so faithful to her, Jennifer recently nominated him for an Adult care Giver of the Year Award. She said,” Alan doesn’t like the limelight, but I think people should know how good he and other carers are.” She added, “I know other people with disabilities whose husbands have upped and left them because of their problems, but he has always stayed by my side. I feel blessed to have him with me because he never grumbles about what he has to do.” --Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.

--“In sickness and in health-he’s a hero.’ http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/sickness-health-s-hero/story-16274791-detail/story.html; June 4, 2012,

Philippians 2:13–14 (HCSB) “For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose. 14 Do everything without grumbling and arguing,”

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