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Continued: Despite near fatal beating, St. Paul victim forgives his attackers

  • Article by: NICOLE NORFLEET , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 10, 2013 - 6:02 AM

“I have people praying for me. I have to go the extra mile,” he said.

Widstrand will undergo more surgery in November to have the bone flaps on his head put back into place. He could be at the rehabilitation center until December or longer, his family said. “Every day is an improvement,” said Widstrand’s sister, Alice.

Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank to “Ray’s Fund.”

Nicole Norfleet • 612-673-4495

Twitter: @stribnorfleet


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