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3-year-old, marrow donor celebrate boy's 're-birthday'

When he was 1 year old, a bone marrow donation from a stranger helped save the life of Caleb Nord. Donor Missy Slauter, of Michigan, had never met the boy until Saturday. They visited to be part of Caleb’s “re-birthday" – the anniversary of the day he received his transplant.
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Missy Slauter, of Michigan, said she had always wondered if her bone marrow donation had helped the 1-year-old boy who had received it. Indeed, it helped save the life of Caleb Nord, now 3. Over the weekend Slauter met the boy's family for the first time, WCCO reports:

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