Rosario: After family deceit, aging couple faces eviction from their home of 35 years.

He's 93 and suffers from dementia. She's 83 and gets by despite a brain tumor and diabetes. They've been married 66 years but are in danger of being turned out of their home at the end of the month after a grandson illegally plummeted them into debt. Pioneer Press columnist Ruben Rosario writes they need 'a miracle' to avoid homelessness.
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He's 93 and suffers from dementia. She's 83 and gets by despite a brain tumor and diabetes. They've been married 66 years but are in danger of being turned out of their home at the end of the month after a grandson illegally plummeted them into debt. Pioneer Press columnist Ruben Rosario writes they need 'a miracle' to avoid homelessness.

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