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January 30, 2014

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It was a rare case of bad luck — only 5,000 or 10,000 people have the disease, he said — but he's seen more of it lately.

In September, he lost his job at McDonald’s, where he was an area supervisor and had worked for 22 years.

About six weeks later, his wife discovered she was pregnant. “We weren’t planning on a fifth child,” he said.

Then, just a few weeks ago, his wife suffered a complication in her pregnancy and rode in an ambulance to Rochester.

Two days ago, his washing machine broke.

“Luckily, we don’t have to replace that now,” he said.

Today, on Tim’s 39th birthday, they’ll meet with the Red Cross to see if the agency can help. For now, the Andersons are staying with family.

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