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Maddison Veen smiles with her parents, Ken and Cristy Veen, in this recent photo in Worthington.

Worthington girl fulfilling dancing dream

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WORTHINGTON -- Like every little girl, 5-year old Maddison Veen, daughter of Ken and Cristy Veen, had dreams of becoming a ballerina.


Diagnosed with a type of cerebral palsy, Maddison had a unique set of challenges to overcome. But after months of dedication and practice, Maddison will put on her tutu Monday for her first dance recital.

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Alyson Buschena
Alyson joined the Daily Globe newsroom staff after spending a year in Latin America. A native of Fulda and graduate of the University of Northwestern, she has a bachelor's degree in English with a dual concentration in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish. At the Daily Globe, Alyson covers the crime beat as well as Pipestone and Murray counties, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. More of Alyson's writing can be found at
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