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Published June 04, 2009, 06:19 PM

Hope completes another surgery

Buxton, ND (WDAY TV) - An update tonight on Hope Fugelsten, the little girl from Buxton, North Dakota. The 12-year old is out of surgery tonight. It's her 2nd surgery, as doctors give her a titanium ribcage. Hope was born with spina bifida, and her ribcage wasn't big enough for her heart and lungs.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Buxton, ND (WDAY TV) - An update tonight on Hope Fugelsten, the little girl from Buxton, North Dakota. The 12-year old is out of surgery tonight.

It's her 2nd surgery, as doctors give her a titanium ribcage. Hope was born with spina bifida, and her ribcage wasn't big enough for her heart and lungs.

On her caringbridge site, her parents say, and we quote, "She made it! Won the lottery again! We've been given more time with hope, and that's what we've been praying for."

Hope's doctor says the surgery went well, but the little girl may not see benefits from the surgeries for a year or so. We'll keep you updated.

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