The brown teddy bear on Metko Irson's bed stares mournfully with crooked eyes and no nose or mouth. It's a reminder of his mother, who died in a car accident when he was 6 years old, shortly after she gave him the bear. He used to cling to it while he slept, but he's not afraid in... More >>>
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"I hate pity," Metko says. "I mean, this is my life. If I can handle it, you should be able to."