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Baby with heart condition finds following on Twitter

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (FOX NEWS) - Several months ago, people in Minneapolis starting following the story of a baby with a rare condition fighting for his life.

Now, thousands around the world are praying for a miracle for Baby Stellan.

Stellan McKinney has a rare condition that makes his heart beat too fast.

Stellan's mom, Jennifer, started a blog when Stellan was still in the womb. People began sending pictures from across the world of Stellan's name written in everything from sand to pretzels.

"We named him Stellen, which means calm, peaceful. And I blogged about it," said Jennifer.

So far, the blog's had 12 million hits and counting as people continuing to follow Stellan.

But the little boy that has so many followers is back in intensive care at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, fighting for his life.

"We may be out of options. The medication just isn't worrying as well as they'd like it to," said Stellan's dad, Israel McKinney.

Stellan's heart is in SVT, or Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia.

His mom writes in a recent blog, "His heart has been pounding away at a dangerous 230-beats per minute. Stellan is in trouble, and even his fabulous doctors aren't quite sure what to do."

"I am nervous and I am scared, I am emotional, I'm not a robot," said Israel.

The best option is to fly Stellan to Boston for surgery.

Now more than ever, his parents say they're leaning on faith, and their family of bloggers worlds away, the ones they call their prayer warriors.

"I'm his dad and I like to think I have a lot of control over the well being of my son, but I don't have any control over this," said Israel.

Stellan's mother's blog and Twitter account are some of the reasons his story made its way around the world. She currently has over 17,000 followers on Twitter.

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