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PM: Featured Hayden Resident Dies

Paul Dunham, an 83-year-old from Hayden featured in a compelling SR story/photo essay, died today. Dunham suffered from a neuromuscular disorder that prevents him from lifting his arms above his waist. He was able to remain in his home as long as possible as a result of a national trend to match the desire of older Americans to do so. SReporter Alison Boggs, who together with photographer Kathy Plonka, who produced the compelling essay, writes of Dunham’s death in this report here.

AM: Dying To Live At Home

A neuromuscular disorder has diminished Paul Dunham’s previously robust 160-pound frame to a skeletal 83 pounds over the past two decades. The Hayden man’s hands are strong, but he’s unable to lift his arms above his waist. Despite the struggles, he and Nancy, his wife of 60 years, live alone in their own home, a 70-by-14-foot trailer in a tidy park off Government Way. See Kathy Plonka’s stunning slide show here. And read Alison Boggs’ SR story here.