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The Gaes family: Jason, parents Craig and Geralyn, sister Melissa and brother Adam.

Good healer: Jason Gaes maintains his optimism 30 years after writing book

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Jason Gaes is now a 36-year-old man living half a block from the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif.

But residents of the local area may remember Jason as a beguiling 6-year-old Worthington boy who wrote a book about having childhood cancer and was the subject of an Academy Award-winning documentary film.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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