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Sogge on the mend, remains hospitalized


January 14, 2019

The Sogge boys gather together over the holidays at the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Stephen, Justin, Ryan, and Jacob (center.)

Nine-year-old Jacob Sogge underwent surgery April 9, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital in Minneapolis to have a growth caused by a Type 2 Chiari Malformation removed. A Chiari Malformation appears in the base of the skull and cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. As a result of the growth, Jacob was experiencing both balance and speech issues, which significantly affected his daily activities. At the same time, doctors repaired a valve in his throat.

The complication was anticipated to be complicated, one that would take a team of 10 doctors working...

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