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Amanda (right) and Olivia Dearinger sit in the family’s SUV as they wait to drop Olivia off at Basehor Elementary School. One morning last month, the Dearingers’ trip from Leavenworth to BES became dangerous when Amanda had a multiple sclerosis episode.

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Amanda Dearinger lay her head on the steering wheel. Her eyes closed, her head spun, and her SUV was stopped, hazard lights blinking. Her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son sat in the backseat.


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