Who was there for this sick 11 year old who called Laurel Bay home? Michael Phelps.

Jackson Bell, 11, was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a disease that makes the simple task of swallowing into an agonizing process. At 2-years-old, Doctors put Jackson on a feeding tube 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Although he'll ha
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Jackson Bell, 11, was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a disease that makes the simple task of swallowing into an agonizing process. At 2-years-old, Doctors put Jackson on a feeding tube 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Although he'll ha

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