Boy with health problems gets first visit to park

August 9, 2013 6:34:45 PM PDT
A boy who has spent much of his life in hospitals went to a park for the first time.

Max Allender and his twin sister Coral were born at Evanston Hospital three months early in the spring of 2012.

Max wasn't able to go home until last month. Friday, his mother took the children to Bixler Playlot in Hyde Park.

Jessi Allender said as she took her son to the park "the hope has paid off."