Brush with Fame

September 2012

Forest Lake resident Blake Brunner, 17, recently met Miami Marlins players Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson thanks to an all-expense-paid trip through Holiday, Fla.-based nonprofit Kids Wish Network. Brunner was born with a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy which both enlarged and weakened his heart. Surgeons implanted a left ventricular assist device that helps pump his […]

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