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Brandon Barber and a crew of carpenters put up the walls Saturday of an addition at the Emily and Trent Thompson home in Pennock. Tribune photos by Ron Adams

Work progressing on house project for Pennock, Minn., family of girl with terminal disorder


PENNOCK -- A crew of 20 to 25 workers raised their hammers Saturday morning and quickly built the walls of a garage and addition to Trent and Emily Thompson's home in rural Pennock.

The Thompsons' 21-month old daughter, Tenley, has been diagnosed with leukodystrophy. It is a rare genetic disorder and is a terminal illness. Tenley was diagnosed at 13 months after her parents noticed she wasn't meeting developmental milestones.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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