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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Fathers and their Children

Injury Leads Daughter To Taking Care of Father


John Bahr is pictured with his daughters Cherisse Mowry (left) and Brooke Bahr (right). Over time, Brooke has become John's primary care provider.

In 2003, life changed suddenly for John Bahr.

 His active lifestyle stopped suddenly when he had a motorcycle accident in a motocross event near Sunol in May. He hit a jump wrong, landing on his head. He was transported to Scottsbluff where he was diagnosed as a quadraplegic, resulting from his injuries.He then spent 3 ½ months in rehabilitation.

"The first month was really rough," Bahr said.

His daughter Brooke was about nine or 10 when the accident happened. She essentially grew up knowing her dad was in a wheelchair.

"We weren't necessarily close," she says. "Now, we spend more t...

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