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Brian Tersteeg, left, a self advocate, and Steve Larson, senior public policy director of Arc Minnesota, talk about the crucial role that disability services play Wednesday during a disability advocates and parents meeting designed to send a message to legislators concerning revenue cuts. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

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WILLMAR - Brian Tersteeg is a miracle man.

At 40 years of age he's doubled the 20-year life-expectancy he was given at birth, lives independently with a roommate, has a job at West Central Industries and volunteers at community organizations like Meals on Wheels and United Way.

This winter he was selected to throw out the first stone at the National Curling Competition in Willmar.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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