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Conor Allen of Alexandria is pictured with his sister, Anna, during the 2012 Olympics in London. Conor and his family were able to experience the trip through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

A memory to last a lifetime

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While many of us were closely watching the Olympics from our TVs, 15-year-old Conor Allen of Alexandria was experiencing it first-hand.


Conor was one of 40 children from the U.S. and one of two from Minnesota who traveled to London with their families to take in a portion of this year's Olympic games.

The experience all started when Conor's mother, Amy Allen, was encouraged to have Conor apply for a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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