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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Kenny Gales, attended fundraiser: "Community is important, that`s what life is about."

It was a fundraiser for 8-year-old Mindy Fagan who has a genetic disease called Niemann Pick C. Victims slowly lose their ability to do basics, like walk and talk. The disease eventually robs them of their life. While the Fagan family doesn`t know how much time Mindy has left, they are doing their best to keep her alive. One option is an experimental drug that will cost $9,000 a month.

Allen Fagan, father: "It`s supposed to prolong her life, that`s the best thing in the world to me."

Since the family doesn`t have the means to pay such a large monthly bill, they turned to the community for help. Hundreds came out to show their support for the family, raising thousands of dollars.

Ronda Fagan, mother: "There`s good people out there, we appreciate the help."

Help the Fagans say is giving them more time with their daughter. In all, the fundraiser raised almost $9,000. If you want to help the family, you can make donations to Melinda Fagan at CP Federal banks in the Jackson area.

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