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    The gift of life

    Bennett Pellegrino has spent the first six-plus months of his life confined to a hospital. Thanks to the generosity and selflessness of a few Holy Family University students, he will have more friends than most when he comes home soon for the first time.

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  • His mother, Mary, a teacher in the Central Bucks School District, said her firstborn was the size of a jar of jam, weighing just one pound, two ounces.

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  • Doctors at CHOP, whom both parents praised extensively (Mary urged anyone reading this story to make a donation to the hospital if compelled), have been careful not to rush Bennett’s recovery, but the family was told recently by hospital staff to “make sure the nursery is ready,” which is medical code saying that Bennett is close to coming home for the first time. 

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