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With family's love and medical care, boy overcomes neglect

St. Joseph boy conquering his many challenges

Alexander Blanchard likes to fist bump.

"Knuckles! Thank you," said Dr. Adriane Latz as she greeted Alexander, who's called Zander.

Dr. Latz knows the three-year-old is one "tough guy" as it says on his t-shirt. Zander has had hundreds of appointments at Children's Mercy Hospital, eight surgeries and dozens of nights in the hospital.

She also knows Zander wouldn't have been alive for any of it without love.

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Source: WDAF-TV