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Jenny Nelson has a laugh with her son, Josh, at Nokomis Child Care Center II in south Fargo. Eighteen-month-old Josh was born with a rare genetic condition called Treacher-Collins syndrome.

Family, day care adapt to child with rare genetic syndrome

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While at a restaurant with her family recently, Jenny Nelson noticed a little girl staring at her 18-month-old son, Joshua.

“He looks different,” the girl said.

Jenny, 34, of Fargo, calmly responded, “Well, do you look the same as everyone else? Everybody looks different, and this is the way he looks.”

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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