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Minnesota Moment: Polish girl fighting her disease head-on in the Twin Cities

Updated: June 28, 2019 10:58 AM

A little girl halfway around the world, beating the odds.

Zuzia is from Poland. On Thursday, she was in Minnesota for follow-up appointments for a condition called epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, which makes her skin very fragile.

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She's come a long way in the last three years. When she was 7 years old, she started therapy at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

It was great news for Zuzia and her family that she found treatment to help, but the cost made it difficult. But, the community in Poland helped raise $1.5 million for her treatment.

They also got help from the Ronald McDonald House, staying here for months during her treatment.

A filmmaker documenting her story says Zuzia recently turned 10, a birthday she wasn't expected to see. But, she made it.

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