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Bryce Madsen played in the North Metro Miracle League for four years but it was a long drive from Woodbury. He and his family are looking forward to participating in the East Metro Miracle League this summer. Submitted photo

'Miracle' ballpark for special-needs kids nears first pitch

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For four years, Kelly Madsen has been taking her son to play ball in Blaine every Thursday night.

The hour- and- a half-long drive wasn't very convenient for the Woodbury mom of 9-year-old Bryce Madsen who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare disease characterized by muscle atrophy and loss of motor function.


But Blaine was the one location she could take her son to play "miracle" baseball on his power wheelchair, without worrying about a thing.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.