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PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

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That's so terrible. And I can't get over the irony of the fact that they were returning home from a funeral! and sympathies to the family.
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