After receiving an allergy shot, Brian Shaffer, 33, calms down and gives his mother, Dee Shaffer a hug on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at their home in Ashland, Neb. Brian, who is severely autistic, is allergic to 97 different things, so Dee must take several precautions to prevent reactions. Brian frequently chews on a piece of cloth for comfort. The two have been living off Dee’s retirement fund for over a year after the state stopped paying her to care for Brian. After her retirement money runs out, Dee said they would be forced to the streets. “That would kill him,” she said, crying.

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