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Katelyn Marie Hall of Leesburg, daughter of Sheriff’s Office Investigator Michael Hall and wife Ashley, will be the 2009 National Ambassador for the March of Dimes. Katelyn, 5, was born at 25 weeks, weighing less than one pound and was given only a 5 percent chance of survival. She was treated for chronic lung disease, battled many infections, underwent heart surgery and suffered from bleeding in the brain. The March of Dimes says she was chosen as 2009 National Ambassador because she exemplifies the long-term problems faced by many children who survive an extremely early birth. To follow Katelyn on her journey across the country and to find out how to get involved, visit marchofdimes.com/Katelynsjourney. Pictured Ashley, Katelyn and Michael Hall.

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