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ASHTYN CARRIER of Detroit Lakes has battled a rare, serious illness for a year and a half, but enjoyed being back in class at Roosevelt Elementary.

Big day for a little girl: Back to school for Ashtyn Carrier

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The first day of school is exciting for most kids, but when you are nine-year-old Ashtyn Carrier, starting school isn't just exciting; it's what her parents call a victory.


"It felt like ... we won," said Ashtyn's father, Matt Carrier.

The Roosevelt Elementary third grader walked into her classroom Monday for the first time in nearly a year and a half after battling a rare immune disorder.

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