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Our Dirty Water

By Yanqi Xu, Flatwater Free Press

Nick Herringer claps along with a metronome. He draws lines on a big screen, repeating patterns drawn by the computer. He identifies icons of cars when they flash before his eyes. This is the 22-year-old’s speech and cognitive therapy, which he has been doing at least twice a week. Every week. For three years.Nick’s thick brown hair hides a massive, ear-to-ear scar from his four brain surgeries for glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer he has battled since he was a teenager.His mom, Tammy Herringer, drives Nick to therapy and back. She takes Nick along shopping and to community events. He can’t go alon...

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