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PHOTOS: The spirit of 2015
Ron Davis sits in his Palo Alto kitchen, which is filled with medical supplies, as he reads a note card left by his son, Whitney Dafoe, around 3 a.m. Whitney, pictured as a boy in the Little League poster above Davis' head, suffers from a debilitating case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and has been bedridden for more than three years. Because Whitney cannot speak, Davis and other family members have to communicate with him about his health using note cards, which can take hours at a time.

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