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Siblings Carrie and Arthur Have Been Taking Care of Each Other for Nearly a Century

For nearly a century, Carrie Gabriel and her brother, Arthur, have been taking care of each other.

The siblings grew up in the South, moved west in the 1940s, landed solid jobs with the city of Los Angeles and, for the past three decades, have shared a two-bedroom apartment in Mid-Wilshire.

In October, Arthur, 96, was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer. Determined not to be institutionalized, he opted against additional measures to prolong his life. He is on hospice care at home with Carrie, 95, who is his primary caregiver.

"I'm going to do what I need to do."