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Captain Chase: The Lykkens have a real superhero in the family
Last April, the Lykken family of Prior Lake was on a family vacation. It was Disney cruise that they had long looked forward to, but just a few days in, a tragic accident cut the vacation short and changed their lives forever.
“They didn’t know if Chase could see or hear them, but every movement, no matter how tiny, was a miracle and symbol of his strength.”
Four-year-old Chase, the youngest Lykken, was playing near the pool when his mother, Lisa, turned to get sunscreen. In that quick moment, Chase disappeared and his parents, Lisa and Chris, set out searching for him. When they found him, it was a heart-wrenching scene. Chase was receiving CPR with dozens of passengers gathered around him.