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Dan McCarty flashes Dustin Pedroia's 2007 World Series.

Portsmouth boy tries Dustin Pedroia’s ring on for size

Portsmouth boy tries Dustin Pedroia’s ring on for size

 PORTSMOUTH — Dan McCarty, the 10-year-old boy with brittle bone disease who was profiled recently by The Portsmouth Times, got the thrill of a lifetime Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Dan not only got great seats to the game against the Texas Rangers, he met with many players and other members of the Boston Red Sox organization

Dan McCarty, working on an art project at the middle school recently, puts classmates at ease by talking openly to them about his disease. "I just enjoy doing a lot of things that other kids like to do. I love talking, I like to learn," he says. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Despite disease, Portsmouth boy is unbreakable

PORTSMOUTH — Dan McCarty has fractured more than 350 bones in his 10 years. But his zest for life — and empathy for others — will never be shattered. A parable in 12 parts. 1. When people first meet 10-year-old Dan McCarty, they’re often startled by his appearance. Some look away, but others — usually younger kids — will go

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