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Lindsay Greening, right, organized Santa's Healing Hands in honor of Hayden Alvermann who has overcome Parvo JXG and terminal HLH. Alvermann will celebrate his first birthday on Dec. 8 and his first Christmas at home this year.

Toy drive planned in honor of Hayden

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At this time last year, Eric and Shannon Alvermann were in a state of shock.

Hayden, their second son, was born Dec. 8 and diagnosed with Parvo JXG (juvenile xanthogranuloma), which then triggered HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis), a very serious and rare blood disease.

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