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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Baby's survival is best Mother's Day gift


THE POST-CRESCENT | Rory Linnane

For Mindi Piasecki, plans for a Mother's Day brunch are extra special. She hasn't been out to eat with her family since October 2014.

Not that she regrets a day since then. After being told her adopted daughter Tess wouldn't live through the year, Mindi's thankful for every day that she spent in isolation with Tess, carefully protecting her from anything that could kill her while Tess had almost no immune system.

After receiving a life-saving thymus tissue transplant, 2-year-old Tess is finally well enough to meet other people and her parents are happy to show her off. Dressed in matching tie-dye shirts for their photo opp, Mindi and her husband Mark said they owe their happiness this Mother's Day to the generosity of their community.

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin readers have followed the Piaseckis for over a year as they've lived in a bubble with Tess from Neenah to North Carolina and back home again. As Tess fought for her life, some readers responded by gifting baby supplies and gift cards. Continue reading
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