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Dylan Peterson (center) and his brother Anthony, (left) give the thumbs up to a new stem cell treatment that may help Dylan walk and talk. His mom, Tara Peterson (second from left) and grandma, Corinne Fingalson (right) are set on giving Dylan his chance to have a normal life. (Pippi Mayfield/DL Newspapers)

Detroit Lakes family hopes stem cell treatment leads to normal life for 11-year-old child

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Dylan Peterson loves to give a thumbs up and never seems to be without a smile. Not only is that a feat for any 11-year-old, it's especially impressive considering what he's been through in life thus far.

When Dylan was about 6 months old, he "didn't react like a normal baby," his mom Tara Peterson said. That was when she learned Dylan had muscular dystrophy.

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