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Woohoo! I love Wisconsin snow!

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Children with life-threatening conditions from across the county are spending a week in Central Wisconsin, thanks to a former NFL player from Wausau and his friends.

Before today, Lamayjah Baldwin had never seen snow.The 13-year-old from Florida suffers from sickle cell anemia.

"I think it's very cold out here," says Baldwin.  "It's fun and exciting that I get to ski with everyone in the circle of friends."

Baldwin and 21 other children suffering from cancer, and other life-threatening conditions, are on a trip to remember thanks to Jerry Wunsch and his foundation.

Wausau native Jerry Wunsch played football for the Badgers and went on to play in the NFL for 8 years.
He started the Circle of Friends Foundation, his rookie year, after a family member died of cancer.

Wunsch: "I saw what it did to the family and knew that I needed to do something about it."

The foundation started small, but now it brings children from all across the country to Central Wisconsin.

Online Reporter: Nate Barrett

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