Here is an inspiring story from Bucksport, Maine, a small town on the coast, proving community support is alive and well.

BUCKSPORT — Raising a child is hard work, but raising a child with a debilitating genetic condition that only 1,000 people in the world have is even harder. That’s the challenge that Bucksport police officer Dan Harlan and his wife, Crystal, have faced since March of 2016, when their son Dalton was born.

“It was really scary when he started out,” Crystal said. Doctors detected blood sugar issues in Dalton right after he was born. Crystal and Dan then spent 10 days in the hospital as doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with him. Eventually, they diagnosed Dalton with phosphomannomutase 2-congenital disorder of glycosylation (otherwise known as PMM2-CDG, or just CDG).

Read the full story here – Including what the Bucksport, ME community has continued to do as Dalton grows.