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Sibert fundraiser will be April 4

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A benefit for Patrick Sibert will be held Saturday, April 4 at Wadena Elks Lodge.

A ham dinner will be served for a free-will offering from 4-7:30 p.m., with a silent auction throughout and a live auction at 7:30 p.m.

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Patrick is the son of Rick and Laura (Snyder) Uselman and Brett Sibert. The 14-year-old is in urgent need of a kidney transplant due to chronic kidney failure. Attempts to locate a donor within Patrick's family have been unsuccessful because of antibodies built up in his body. Those who want to find out if they're a possible match can call Cathy Garvey at the U of M Transplant Center at (800) 328-5465. She will ask for Patrick's full name and his date of birth, which is Feb. 24, 1994.

Funds raised will be used to help pay medical bills and locate a donor.

Monetary donations can be sent to First National Bank, Patrick Sibert Benefit, 25 Bryant Ave. SW, Wadena, MN 56482.

More information is available at www.kidneyforpatrick.com. Those who wish to donate auction items can call (218) 371-8333.

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