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Life-saving medical supplies stolen from Longview boy

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The last few years have been hard enough for Noah Anderson, 3, and his family. But now, they're dealing with another hurdle: Someone stole his formula and feeding tubes right off their front porch in Longview.

Noah was born with a condition that left a hole in his esophagus, called congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It allowed his organs and bowels to come up into his chest, and there was only enough room for one lung to form. While he can breathe on his own, he spends most of the day on a ventilator and can only get nutrients through feeding tubes carrying formula into his stomach.

"They told us he wouldn't make it past a year," his mother, Jaelyn Anderson, added. "He's been on his death bed so many times."

But 30 tubes and 14 cans of formula were stolen sometime after Thursday's delivery, forcing his parents to pay the more than $500 out of pocket to re-order the supplies.

"I think it was kids thinking it was an XBOX or something, then they took [the boxes] into the woods, realized they were full of formula and dumped them," Noah's dad, Cody Anderson told Fox 12.

But their little boy – and world's most valuable brother, as his shirt will tell you – doesn't give up easily.

The Anderson's are hoping whoever took the medical supplies will return them. If you know anything that can help, call police.

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