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Ashley Romer, 26, of La Grande, holds her twins, Gage and Gabriel, during the boy's second birthday party Saturday at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Romer, who suffers fro Guillian-Barré syndrome, was refusing the critical treatment she needed to walk again because she didn't want to miss her boys' birthday. To help her keep the date and the treatment, hospital staff agreed to throw the boys a party.

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Ailing mom makes moments count

Ashley Romer, diagnosed with two unusual and debilitating diseases, helps her twins ring in a birthday at the hospital.

WALLA WALLA -- Ashley Romer admits she was stubborn. She wasn't going to miss her twins' second birthday, even if it meant giving up the rehabilitation treatment she desperately needed to walk again.


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