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Tristan embraces his little sister Aubrey while wearing his Homer Heat baseball uniform Photo submitted
Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor
12:40 pm CDT October 4, 2016
Nicole Bolda and her husband Jim Grabner have many stories about their 8-year-old son, Tristan. There was the time he befriended strangers in line for a water ride on vacation, who cheered for him as he went down. There were the hugs he gave as he said goodbye to new friends on a sledding hill. There were the silly, yet utterly determined stares he used to intimidate batters as he quickly wound his pitches and closed out games for his little league team.