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Lexi Dietz, 8, of Milan has limited use of her hands and arms because of a rare neuro-musculoskeletal condition at birth, so she has learned to draw pictures with her toes instead. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Disability doesn't faze Milan, Minn., girl, the face of Gillette Children's Hospital 'Cure Pity' campaign

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Lexi Dietz can do most things. The 8-year-old from Milan likes to draw. She likes to read. She plays the piano and says her favorite subject is math. And she has lots of friends. "I like everybody I meet," she says. Although her life has more challenges than most children her age, Lexi is never daunted, says her mother, Jamie Brouwer.

"She's very much like everybody else," Brouwer said. "She likes to do the same things the other kids like to do."

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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