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Carter Stone was born with an abdominal wall defect and hole in his heart. On Sunday May 4, the thriving 1-year-old and his family will lead the annual March for Babies walk in Red Wing to raise money for March of Dimes grant programs. (Photo provided by March of Dimes)

Taking steps ... to end birth defects

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During an ultrasound appointment in 2011, Colleen Anderson and Kyle Stone of Hastings received some frightening news — their baby, Carter, would be born with a birth defect.


With a malformed abdominal wall and hole in his heart, Carter spent the first months of his life in an intensive care unit. Two surgeries later, the outlook for the happy 1-year-old seems bright.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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