Mark and Randi Becker of Pittsburgh brought their four-month old son London to visit family in Glen Rock Sunday, October 7, 2012 and to pose with theTin Man sculpture by Lorann Jacobs. Jacobs' statue is one of six large pieces recently installed in the city, and the Tin Man is special to the Beckers. At four days old, London had open heart surgery in Pittsburgh's Childrens Hospital and grandfather Glen Graham always rubbed the foot of the hospital's Tin Man statue-- who needed a heart from the Wizard of Oz-- for good luck. The surgery went perfectly, and when the family discovered Jacobs' statue was at North George and Philadelphia Streets, they visited it to rub its feet and take pictures.
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