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Bryan Rankin remembered for generosity, compassion

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 4:46 p.m. CDT; updated 8:38 a.m. CDT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

COLUMBIA — Bryan Rankin weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, when he was born on Dec. 24, 1994. But he gained weight quickly, his mother, Laura Rankin, said. So his father nicknamed him Phatman, and it stuck for good.

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