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Fundraiser held for Lincoln girl

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By: Lauren Fabrizi

A Lincoln girl is one step closer to getting a bone marrow transplant after support from the community.

11-year-old Kim Short was recently diagnosed with severe A-Plastic Anemia. So Sunday, St. John's Elementary held a fundraiser catered by the Olive Garden to help out with the family's medical expenses.

"It's very uplifting, it's very heartwarming, it's very overwhelming to see the kind support we're getting from people we don't even know," Bill Short, Kim's dad said.

Kim will have to undergo chemotherapy at the end of the month before getting the bone marrow transplant. Luckily, her little brother is a match and can be her donor. Kim's dad said she will need time off from school after the procedure, but hopes she will return by January.


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