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Touching lives... one smile at a time

Even without the use of language, Alex VanRay can "say" more with a smile, hug and an exuberant yell than one could possibly imagine.

The son of Matt and Jane VanRay of rural Pingree can't help being the gifted dispenser of joy that he is.

"Whether it's at a ball game, at church or at the grocery store, Alex seems to seek people out and give them a wave, laugh or big hug," says Jane, his mom. "It...