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A man named 'Charlie' changes Brainerd woman's life

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An elderly man named Charlie changed Brainerd resident Peggy Kates’ life forever.

Kates, who used to be a waitress, had her life turned around about 10 years ago. In a nutshell, this man Charlie and something inside Kates — of her wanting to make a difference in people’s lives — and a rare disease, turned Kates’ career from waitress to caregiver.


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