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Miles for Myles Benefit

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A local little boy is being called a "miracle."

His family tells us he's been very sick since birth, but he continues to thrive in the NICU.

Saturday morning in Clinton, hundreds gathered to show their support for Myles Baggett.

The Miles for Myles 5K had hundreds of people putting up extra mileage in support of the little boy fighting for his life.

"We were told initially that he would not survive, but lord willing, he's still here." says Kim Martin, Myles' grandmother.

It's been five months and counting.  Myles is in the NICU at Batson Children's Hospital.  His family tells us he continues to beat the odds.

Martin says he was born with multiple congenital deformities.

"He doesn't look abnormal on the outside, but on the inside, he has enlarged kidneys, he has a heart defect," says Martin.

Community members showed their support for Myles walking and running nearly 700 miles collectively Saturday morning.

"We just want to support Myles and support them. They have a long road ahead." says Dina Neelley, a participant in the race.

"They have been through a lot. A real lot. It's a lot more than people can understand," adds Steve Baggett, family friend.

Martin tells us with the family focusing on Myles' recovery, they've neglected other issues.

She says someone stole the child's mother's rings during a visit to the hospital.

"Within seconds of turning away, walking off, realizing her rings were missing, they were stolen." says Martin.

She's hoping to somehow replace the rings.

"We're going to do everything possible that we can to get her what she lost."

Their main concern, however, is Myles. And proceeds from the event will directly benefit Myles.

If you'd like to help Myles Baggett, an account has been set up at BankPlus in his name.


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