Kevin is a regular guy

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By Daniel J. Vance

 Kevin Farmer has been through a lot. And his mother Paula Hartman has been there every step.

“Kevin was born premature at seven months and weighed only four pounds two ounces. He has had cerebral palsy since birth and wasn't diagnosed with it until 16 months,” said 62-year-old Hartman in a telephone interview. She reads this column in the New Bern (NC) Sun Journal.

Brain damage occurring around the time of birth causes cerebral palsy and affects in varying degrees the brain's ability to control muscle movement.

Said Hartman, “From when Kevin was age 9 to 17, his father was in and out of remission with cancer at least four times, too.” So at a young age while having to adjust to his own disabilities, Kevin had to emotionally adapt to his father's declining health and eventual death.

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