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Community steps up to help Isaiah Peters with E. coli – Summer petting zoo in Brandon may be site of exposure

Isaiah Peters is usually an active little boy. The 3 1/2-year-old red-headed youngster loves to kick his soccer ball around the backyard and play “Guitar Hero.” But instead, Isaiah is lying in a hospital bed in Minneapolis, where he is fighting through a painful illness, H.U.S., a complication of E. coli that can cause kidney failure. Since that time, Isaiah’s little body has withstood dialysis, transfusions, excruciating abdominal pain, IVs, catheters, pneumonia and more at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

“All fingers are pointing to the exotic petting zoo that was in Brandon,” Jon Peters said. “Isaiah rode a camel and fed the goats there. Never would we have imagined we would be here after a silly petting zoo.” It is simply too bad this is happening again, we have seen too many E. coli cases linked to petting zoos and fairs over the years – see www.fair-safety.com.

An account to help the family has been set up at The First National Bank in Brandon. The account is titled “Welcome Home, Isaiah.”