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Boy's mother: 'He was dead, and now he's not'
By Sean Robinson
The News Tribune
To hear the sound of hope, listen to a boy crack his knuckles.
Charles “Dale” Ostrander bends his fingers, one by one, waiting for each sweet pop. His parents cringe and smile. The 12-year-old boy’s face curls with pleasure, like a rock guitarist slinging a nasty riff.
He cracks his wrist, too – bending his hand to make the sound so he can make the face again.
“See, that little stuff,” Chad Ostrander, the boy’s father, said Friday. “That sets me off."
The full story appeared in The News Tribune.