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Benny’s Wish to Walk

Sweet Benny has wished he could walk and run like all of his friends, but due to a large meningocele, he wasn’t able. When his foster mother told him that he was going to have surgery, he asked if it was on his “bump.” When she said yes, Benny started to smile and shouted, “Then I can start to practice walking!”

We received encouraging news last week from Benny’s surgeon. He is pleased with the results of the surgery and feels that, with active physical therapy, Benny will have improved function of his legs.

Although we don’t yet know how much function Benny will have, we all share in his dream that he will be able to walk — and even run — like his friends. Keep on thinking positively and dreaming big, little Benny!

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