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Heidi Case says her daughter Ellery is the strongest person she knows after overcoming all of her medical conditions to survive. (Bulletin photo by Amber Kispert)

'Miracle baby' family recognized by March of Dimes

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Before Ellery Case was even born, she was fighting for her life.

"She was born fighting," Ellery's mother Heidi Case of Woodbury said. "She is the reason she is here today -- she fought; she really put up a battle."


As a result of their fight, Ellery and her parents have recently been named ambassadors for the area March of Dimes organization, which raises money to help families with infants born prematurely.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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