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  1. Seven year old Simon Caquelin of St. Paul (MN) had been at the Fred C. Andersen Boy Scout camp in Houlton, Wis., for one night when his family received the devastating news that there had been an accident. No one was there to see exactly what happened that night, but investigators for the most part were able to piece together a series of events--seven-year-old Simon had gone sledding, authorities believe, at some point veering off the hill and striking a tree head-on without a helmet. He spent seven days fighting for his life at Gillette Children's Hospital in St. Paul, and took his last breath just after 4 a.m. Monday. ... The silver lining for Matthew, his wife Jennifer and Simon's two older siblings, however, lies in the fact that he was able to donate his organs. So far, they say he's helped save at least four lives, with a flag currently flying outside the hospital in his honor. "I would love for everybody to realize that we had our miracle for seven years," Matthew Caquelin said. "He was an angel that was devoting time to us--and that miracle did happen." Simon's family described him as a budding outdoorsman, a true Minnesotan who had never been camping alone or sledding at night before. He had only been a member of the Boy Scouts for several months before the accident, though Simon's family says the organization has been incredibly supportive throughout the entire ordeal. http://www.fox9.com/news/seven-year-old-dies-after-sledding-accident-at-boy-scout-camp Scout Salute and farewell.
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