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Short life was extraordinary

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Doctors said Chris Radke wouldn't live long.

Born 33 years ago in January, his parents Pat and Robert Radke didn't take him home until nearly Thanksgiving. His condition puzzled River Falls medical staff, so the Radkes took their firstborn to a specialist.

Chris had a rare disease - osteogenesis imperfecta congenita, also called brittle bone disease. It meant he'd be in constant danger of fracturing bones and wouldn't grow normally.

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