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Fighting for Alexander:

May 15, 2013

There will be a pancake breakfast benefit on Sunday in Heron Lake for Alexander Fest, the son of Levi and Kim Fest of Heron Lake. Alexander needs to have a bone marrow transplant. 
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There will be a pancake breakfast benefit on Sunday in Heron Lake for Alexander Fest, the son of Levi and Kim Fest of Heron Lake. Alexander needs to have a bone marrow transplant.
Benefit to be held Sunday for Fest baby
Alexander Russell Fest, the son of Levi and Kim Fest of Heron Lake, needs to have a bone marrow transplant. A benefit will be held for the family on Sunday, May 19, at the Heron Lake Elementary School. There will be a free will donation pancake breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., along with a silent auction.

Born July 23, 2012, Alexander was diagnosed with Monsomy 7 Myelodysplasia (MDS) in March. The cells in the bone marrow are pre-leukemia, and these cells clone themselves as they grow. MDS is very rare for a child of his age, and means that Alex will need a bone marrow transplant. His six-year-old sister Alison will be the bone marrow donor, with the transplant planned for this summer at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

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