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Inspirational speaker highlights fundraiser in Willmar, Minn., to help women with struggles


WILLMAR — A Minnesota musician who carries his music in his head, heart and hands was nearly forced to give up his career as an acoustical guitarist because of a debilitating disease that affected the nerves in his right hand.

But instead of giving up when he was given the diagnosis of a little-known neuro-muscular disorder called focal dystonia, Billy McLaughlin defied his doctor’s orders and learned to play with his left hand.

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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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