Ten-year-old Olivia Bormann received a surprise visit from several friends Friday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. (Courtesy photo)
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A surprise visit for a courageous Peabody girl

PEABODY — Ten-year-old Olivia Bormann may be pint-sized, but when it comes to her unfailing spirit, positive outlook and determination to overcome adversity, the little girl is truly a giant.

Bormann has been hospitalized since February 23 when she was diagnosed with a hematoma pressing up against her spine, which needed to be removed through emergency surgery. 

She is currently working hard at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston to slowly regain movement. With hospital visits limited to just one parent at a time, Bormann's friends and family have been unable to see…

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