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Winterfest more like spring blast

The Ida Fireman's Park is hoping to raise between $40,000 and 50,000 for the Wertenberger family. Dusty and Jen Wertenberger's one-year-old son, Kaiden, was born with several birth defects, such as heart issues, a small head and a hand defect.

The family, wearing purple T-shirts that stated they love someone with CdLS (Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, a very rare genetic disorder), gathered around Kaiden inside.
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Challenged 10-year-old thrilled with her Camaro wheelchair

Emma Pietrafesa, a 10‐year‐old girl who has Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, was presented, along with her brother Anthony, 12, and her mother Karen, with a 2010 Camaro wheelchair/stroller on Friday.
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Boynton Beach employees build 'magic' wheelchair for young girl

for most girls, getting around in a purple Camaro as their first car is only a dream. For Emma Pietrafesa, Who was born with a developmental disorder, it was a reality in the form of a "magic" purple wheelchair, Built especially for her by two Boynton Beach city employees.
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Wellington girl, 10, who can't walk or speak, getting 'magic' wheelchair

Emma Pietrafesa, a 10-year-old girl who has Cornelia de Lange, has been asked by the city of Boynton Beach to be the honorary starter of the fifth annual Barrier Free 5K Charity Run, Walk & Roll on Feb. 11th.
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