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No one could have imagined that nearly sixty years later Nachtwey’s path would lead her to a crowded Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece as a competitor on the world’s greatest stage.

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Nachtwey is one of eight athletes from Illinois who competed in Athens. The selection surprised Nachtwey.

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Six children with intellectual and developmental disabilities moved into the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Palmar Arriba in the Dominican Republic.

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John Shamblin and Chuck Clark have been foster brothers and friends for more than fifty years. In 1966, Chuck moved in with John and his family, in part, so John would always have a friend and companion. The Shamblins were always very devout Lutherans, and it was important to them John and Chuck carry on that tradition.

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