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    Chris and Nick Capozziello are fraternal twins living in Connecticut. Chris was born first; Nick, born a few minutes later, has cerebral palsy, a nervous disorder that causes muscle spasms and cognitive challenges.
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    "Nick has had to deal with his own anger," said Chris. "I see him twisted up on the floor. There was nothing easy about making those pictures. And I feel like sort of an intruder in my own family -- inwardly, it was awkward for me."
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    Nick is seen at home in Milford, Conn. a month before he underwent Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. Chris, a professional photographer, began photographing his brother 13 years ago and is now completing a book on their relationship.
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    Chris finds Nick twisted from a cramp on the floor of his bedroom.
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    Nick is seen dancing at the Swallows Inn in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., with a girl named Rachel, who at one point tells him not to look at her feet. Afterward he tells Chris with a grin, "I wasn't looking at her feet!"
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    One of the areas that Chris focuses on in his book about his brother is the normal moments in Nicks life, such as playing pool or flirting with girls.
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    Some of the muscle cramps that Nick experiences are so severe he is bedridden, unable to move.
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    Nick sits at home in Milford, Conn. in front of his computer. He has been unable to hold down a job as most employers will not hire him because of his muscle spasms.
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    "I just kind of wish I was able to do the things that he, my sister and everyone else in the world can do," Nick Capozziello told ABCNews.com.
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    Nick with his parents at the North Shore University Hospital in Great Neck, N.Y., where he is undergoing surgery to have a neurotransmitter implanted with the hopes that it will help regulate his nervous system and stop the cramping and spasms.
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    Before the doctors turn on the neurotransmitter, a nurse removes the stitches from Nick's scalp.
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    Nick is seen at the North Shore University Hospital in Great Neck, N.Y., after his surgery.
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    After the surgery, Nick arrives at the doctors for adjustments, which involves a device being hung on his neurostimulator as he uses a GameBoy-looking machine to adjust the pulses.
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    Nick is held down by his parents and Chris during a spasm to prevent him from hurting himself. Most of Nick's spasm's end on their own, but this time his neurologist, and then the EMT's were called when it persisted for an hour and a half.
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    A pacemaker-like device connected to a neurostimulator was implanted into Nick with the hopes that it will retrain his nervous system to stop the cramping.
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    Chris and Nick took a three-week long road trip through the South and West of the country. "It was the first time we had done something on this grand of a scale, going somewhere just for the sake of going," says Chris.
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    After a three-week road trip around the country, Nick and Chris return home to Connecticut and Nick receives a hug from his mother.
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    Chris and Nick are seen in this undated photo. Chris dedicated his book, "The Distance Between Us" to Nick. More unformation about the book can be seen on his <a href="http://kck.st/16d1Dx7">Kickstarter here</a>.
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