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Reporter's notebook: SuperJude, a longtime #MollysKids


I know we're Carolina Panthers-crazed right now, but I really want to take a minute to tell you about this little boy. I hope you read on.

Jude Peters is 21 months old, but wearing clothes size 0-3 months and in preemie-sized shoes. He is a miracle child with a rare genetic disorder who stole a piece of my heart.

A few weeks ago, WBTV News photographer Joseph Muller and I traveled to Delaware with Jude and his family. Jude's doctors are at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.

We wanted to see, and in turn show you, what it actually means to be the parent of an extremely sick child. How your life is always in roller coaster mode.

How a small cold can be critical. How nights are in hospitals and days are dependent on test results.
We also went to hear more about a national clinical trial getting ready to start that should help babies like Jude, living with RCDP.

It was an incredible experience in many, many ways. We'll show you what we saw and learned this Thursday, February 4th, at 6 p.m.

There are commercials running right now to help make sure everyone knows. If you're not in Charlotte, you can always watch our newscasts live HERE.

You might recognize Jude -- he's one of our longtime #MollysKids and his family runs an incredible Facebook page.

Thank you, Hannah and Sully Peters, for granting us such access to your baby boy and his care. I'm sure that wasn't an easy decision. I'll be anxious to hear what you think of the story.

Also thanks to Darla and Keith, Jude's doting grandparents, for being so kind as we tagged along AND for making Jude's profile picture on his Facebook page one of my favorite photos around.

What these families go through is intense and emotional and the fact we have been given such exclusive, honest access is worth seeing.

Thursday at 6 p.m. Wanted to make sure to spread the word before heading to California tomorrow.

***Editor’s note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story (and updates on all #MollysKids) HERE.***

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