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Six days a week, Bob and Francis head into town

 
Bob Grace, left, pushes Francis Sylvester in his wheelchair

Mel Damski

HEADED INTO TOWN – Bob Grace, left, daily walks into La Conner with Francis Sylvester. Over the last 10 years, they have made numerous trips across the Rainbow Bridge and into town.

If you often drive over the Rainbow Bridge between La Conner and Shelter Bay, you are likely to have seen a man pushing a disabled tribal member in a wheelchair and they both seem to be very comfortable.

Bob Grace has spent his life being a caregiver. In 2013 he connected with Francis Sylvester, whose mother is a member of the Swinomish Tribe.

As bystanders, we witness one of the most positive challenges of Grace's caretaking responsibilities, pushing Sylvester across the bridge to La Conner, buzzing around town and then heading back to Shelter Bay.

Sylvester experienced seizures at a very...



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