Western Wisconsin residents struggle with chronic illness

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON SATURDAY, NOV. 16, AND THEREAFTER - In this Sep. 17, 2019, photo, caregiver Meg Erickson, right, transfers Deborah Smith from her wheelchair in Smith's Menomonie, Wis., home. Smith suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome and has not left her home in more than two years.

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