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November 3, 2004

Albany - A Dougherty County boy will promote children's health care on Capitol Hill. 11 year-old Bradley Benson was selected as Georgia's representative in Foresters Champions across America, a program of the Children's Miracle Network.

Benson was born without part of a leg, some fingers, and toes because of a rare disorder called Amniotic Band Syndrome. Each week, he undergoes therapy at Phoebe Putney, a CMN hospital. "We work on stretches to improve the muscles in my legs because they're tight because of the problems I had when I was born," said Bradley Benson. "So we work on that every Tuesday."

He'll serve as an ambassador for more than 17-million kids treated at children's hospital across America. Bradley and his family will visit Capitol Hill and the White House, where he'll meet the President, to talk about children's health care. Then, they'll get to go to Walt Disney World with CMN.