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Following up on a dream

Following up on a dream

Working with disabled children and those with special needs was a goal of Peder Hedberg, a 2004 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School. But Hedberg's dream was cut short in 2009 when the bile duct disease and cancer he was battling were determined to be terminal, according to his mother, Hope Hedberg. His death in 2010 led to the creation of the Peder Hedberg Foundation. The nonprofit supports Christian camps and work that "values and uplifts children with disabilities," according to its website, www.pederhedbergfoundation.org. "When somebody dies that young ... just short of his 24th birthday, you want them to be remembered," Hope Hedberg said. To...

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