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updated 7/9/2011 7:57:50 AM ET
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Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California, died at age 93, a family friend said late Friday."
Betty Ford passed way yesterday.She was known as Gerald Fords wife and an advocate for the those with addictions.
Thanks to her and others like her,alcoholics and other addicts were recognized as having a real health problem and not because they were weak.
I liked her openness and frankness. She wasn't a shrinking violet and spoke up fro others.
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