Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kids at Manitoba School Rally around Young Classmate Who Lost Leg to Infection

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kids at Manitoba School Rally around Young Classmate Who Lost Leg to Infection

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Kids rally around classmate who lost leg

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SELKIRK, Man. - Classmates of a nine-year-old boy in Selkirk, Man., are rallying around the youngster to help him and his family through an infection that cost him a leg.

It started as a simple scrape on the knee for young David Stevenson but turned into a bloodstream infection called saphylococcus aureus.

He was flown by air ambulance to Edmonton for specialized care last fall, but his family was told doctors would have to amputate David's left leg below the knee.

David's parents still have to drive him from Selkirk to Winnipeg for weekly appointments and the cost of the gas for the 68-kilometre round trip is starting to take a toll on the large family.

So his friends at the Robert Smith School in Selkirk decided to help, staging a bake sale and convincing their fellow students to empty their piggy banks. …

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