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Jake Erickson and family

Surgery in Mexico saved life of Detroit Lakes boy

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Watching Jake Erickson, 2, enjoy a slice of pizza, interact with his older brother and sister or play with his toys, one would never know that underneath his "normal" exterior, he has a fragile heart.


He was born in Cabo San Lucus, Mexico, where his family lived at the time. Jake's parents, Amy and Jed, had no idea they would be back at the hospital in a few days, worrying for their baby's life.

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