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Meet the mom who makes moonshine Published: July 2, 2014

A decade ago Troylyn "Troy" Ball; her husband, Charlie; and their three kids moved from Austin, Texas, to Asheville, North Carolina, to find a climate that would be help relieve her sons' constant allergies. There, they didn't just find new weather, they found a new life, according to Yahoo Shine.

Ball, now 54, was able to afford in-home care for two of her three sons, who suffer from a rare metabolic disease that has left them nonverbal and wheelchair bound, and for the first time in her life she was able to work outside the home. And when her new neighbors began coming over to say hello, many toting a jar of moonshine, Ball figured out what she wanted to do for a living: make her own liquor.

Today, Ball runs Asheville Distilling Co., the only legal moonshine distillery in the country owned and operated by a woman. She's also one of just five women to own a distillery in the United States, Yahoo Shine reports.

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