The Doak Family

Ben Doak, center, enjoys a moment with his family after a remarkable recovery. The family members (from left) are Julia, Alison, Ben, Bob and Miles. (Photo by Elaine Cushman Carroll)


After facing down a rare disease that could have left him unable to run or walk, a seventh grader at Pierce Middle School has made a remarkable recovery.

Benjamin Doak and his family are looking forward to Ben joining his teammates for a trip in August to the Cooperstown Dreams Park, a rite of passage for 12-year-old Little League players.

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