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Benefit held for baby with rare blood disease

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By: Lauren Fabrizi

A Lincoln couple is getting a helping hand from the community.

Doctors believe their 10–week–old daughter, Lydia Ray Carlson, has a rare blood disease that increases her ammonia levels. She needs to take six different medications every three hours.

To help out with medical expenses, about 200 hundred friends and family members came out for a silent auction and raffle event Saturday at the Watering Hole near 84th and Holdredge.

"I'm just so happy for all the love and support and everything," Brandon Carlson, Lydia's father, said. "It's just amazing."

"I just can't believe how many people are here," Alanna Crawford said. "It's so great for all of the money and all of the people here for such a good cause because Lydia is such a sweet little baby."

All proceeds from the raffle and silent auction will go to the Carlson family.

If you would like to help out, just head to any Bank of the West branch and donate under the "Lydia Ray Carlson" fund.


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