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By Justin Conn
Decatur Herald and Review 

EXCHANGE: Baby's rare disease rocks Shelbyville family

 


DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Leo Cohan looks like a healthy 19-month-old, with a full head of blonde hair, quick-moving legs and light blue eyes. He cracks a big smile when he runs from his mom and makes her chase him.

But inside, Leo is suffering from the effects of a rare disease called Congenital Lobar Emphysema (CLE). Much of Leo's left lung had to be removed and his right lung has over-expanded, pushing his heart to the left of where it's supposed to be.

Samantha said doctors are currently in wait-and-see mode, hoping his left lung can recover to both help him breathe better and push his hea...



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