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3 gravely disabled sisters; one fraying lifeline

State budget cuts threaten services

Jillian, Lindsey, and Kelsey Burke have a rare and fatal degenerative brain disease. Jillian, Lindsey, and Kelsey Burke have a rare and fatal degenerative brain disease. (Globe Staff Photo / Dina Rudick)
By Bella English
Globe Staff / May 19, 2009

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BELMONT - Jillian Burke was a beautiful baby with blond hair and blue eyes, and she grew into a happy, chatty toddler. Three years later, Nancy and Paul Burke welcomed Lindsey into the world, and after another three years, Kelsey. (Full article: 1318 words)

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