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Medicine or Food

With the unemployment rate reaching more than 10% in April of 2009, jobs are hard to find for even the most qualified of workers. William Tow has been out of work since mid-December of 2008. Almost 73 years old, Tow has found it very difficult to find employers willing to hire him. Jobless and still paying off the medical bills of his late wife, the last thing Tow needed was an additional bill to pay; yet that is exactly what he go when he was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. As his medical bills continue to pile up, William Tow is at that terrible choice between medicine and food.

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