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Tribune photo by Ron Adams Willmar Middle School counselor Jeff Winter, left, and sixth grade student Aaron Isle, 11, discuss a benefit on Thursday which will be held to help with Aaron’s medical costs.

Sixth-grader with rare disease wants to be treated like regular kid

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By Linda Vanderwerf

WILLMAR — Aaron Isle wants everyone to know “not to treat me different,” but that can be a tall order sometimes.


Aaron acts like any sixth-grader a lot of the time. He likes to use his Nerf gun to pester his four older siblings and his pets and he likes to hang out with his friends.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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