It’s a special weekend for Minnesota’s Hmong community. Friday is the beginning of a three-day Hmong New Year event at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Organizers say they expect about 20-000 – 30,000 people Friday, but many more during the rest of the weekend.
In many ways, Maly Lee and Mason are just like any other mother and young son. But in other ways, their relationship is very different. Maly and her husband are part parents, part caregivers for their 20-month-old, who was born with serious birth defects and other issues, all related to a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi Anemia.