Persistence + Friendship = Recovery

Persistence + Friendship = Recovery

Tawny Swain Castle was a social worker in St. Pete, working with the homeless population, when an undiagnosable disability which resembled Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) left her homeless, too.
Returning to a life of normalcy for Tawny meant more than learning to function physically, it meant learning how to relate to people in her new state of mind.
On this week's installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Tawny speaks to her friend Marilyn Shultz about her recovery.

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“Ghost Crabs,” by Rob Simonsen, from The Way Way Back (Original Soundtrack)
StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews from more than 80,000 participants, and this past January StoryCorps spent a month in St. Petersburg recording the stories from your Tampa Bay friends and neighbors. Please visit:

Monday at 8:45 AM during Morning Edition and 5:44 PM during All Things Considered on WUSF 89.7.


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