When Robby Kruger was 1-and-a-half years old, his parents realized something was amiss with how his legs were growing – one grew faster than the other. At the ages of 4 and 9, he underwent bone lengthening operations to correct the condition. Robby broke his other leg this summer while playing a friendly game of kickball, which is when his doctors discovered he had osteomyelitis, an infection in the bone. He faces another series of surgeries before reaching adulthood.
Robby, now 12, is a seventh-grader who enjoys playing baseball and football. He and his family have enjoyed the care they have received at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and are extremely proud of the adversity he’s overcome. We welcome the Kruger family as Robby leads the team in Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers!