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Updated: 12/11/2013 02:17:09PM

Fundraiser for wheelchair-bound mother

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Tonya Wright, pictured here with her mother Kimberly, is recovering from two strokes she suffered in September. A bake sale and tag sale will be held in the parking lot of the Charlotte Pain Center on December 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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Tonya Wright, pictured here with her mother Kimberly, is recovering from two strokes she suffered in September. A bake sale and tag sale will be held in the parking lot of the Charlotte Pain Center on December 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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By AL HEMINGWAY

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PORT CHARLOTTE — Every day, Port Charlotte resident Kimberly Wright leaves her job at the Charlotte Pain Center at 5 p.m., jumps in her car, and drives 40-plus miles to see her daughter, Tonya, a wheelchair-bound patient at the Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake in Sarasota.

Wright will sit for hours, caress her daughter’s hand, and talk to her. Even though two massive strokes have left the 34-year-old former private duty nurse and mother of two unable to communicate, Wright said there is hope.

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