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William Johnson was born with a congenital heart defect and had to have open-heart surgery at 6 days old. His mom, Josie, is looking for other kids' stories to help decorate a tree during Frazee's Festival of Trees. His parents both work at the Becker County Sheriff's Office and had to find a "jail-like" spot for the perfect picture.

Frazee boy born with unique heart

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Every child has a story.

Josie Johnson believes this and plans to make those stories heard.

She is planning to decorate a tree at the Festival of Trees event in Frazee in November and wants other stories of children with heart defects.


It starts at home for Josie and her husband Matt. Their newborn son, William, was born with a heart defect, and the Johnsons, Frazee residents, are happy to get his story out.

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