Benefit for Baby Ben’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy
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MAHTOMEDI, Minn. – A mother dedicated to helping children with special needs ends up needing some help for her and her family. Their son, born with a rare disease. On the surface this could be just another sad story of a little boy who will only live a few more months. But from a friend who offers childcare, a stranger who brings a meal and co-workers organizing a benefit, this is a story of faith, family, and those who epitomize the people of Minnesota.
With three beautiful daughters you could imagine the excitement of Mike and Nicole Newfield when mom delivered little Benjamin 6 months ago. But the excitement turned to concern after just a few months.
Nicole, an occupational therapist noticed Ben had low muscle tone. Then doctors diagnosed Ben with type one spinal muscular atrophy.
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