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Caleb Pence makes an impromptu toy from his Imagination Kit on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, while his parents Megan and Chris watch. Caleb has broken at least 11 bones and been hospitalized four times a year for osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. Caleb’s wish on his seventh birthday was to create imagination bags for children who are hospitalized. Photo by Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch

Boy with brittle bone disease helps other kids

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BRAINERD, Minn. -- Looking at wide-eyed little Caleb Pence, you’d never guess he has suffered through so much.

The 7-year-old is the first to bring back a sticker from the doctor’s office for each of his three siblings. He’ll crack a joke to get a smile out of you.


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