Jerry Bajema throws a ball for his dog Rue, left, and Tiny, outside his fire-damaged house Aug. 8, 2012, in Van Zandt. An accident with a chain saw left his left arm severely damaged and he’s unable to open his hand after gripping anything.
Jerry Bajema throws a ball for his dog Rue, left, and Tiny, outside his fire-damaged house Aug. 8, 2012, in Van Zandt. An accident with a chain saw left his left arm severely damaged and he’s unable to open his hand after gripping anything. Staff THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Jerry Bajema throws a ball for his dog Rue, left, and Tiny, outside his fire-damaged house Aug. 8, 2012, in Van Zandt. An accident with a chain saw left his left arm severely damaged and he’s unable to open his hand after gripping anything. Staff THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

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