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By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'

LDS Church Helps Stricken Girl

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA -- Having to deal with a liver illness can be a very stressful event. Particularly if it is your six-year old daughter. Dale and Dawn Wilson have both left their jobs in an effort to deal with this very thing as their daughter Melissa battles a liver disease. The disease leaves her with pain and the inevitable choice of a transplant.

When Jody Humphries, school chairman of the elementary school where Melissa attends Grade One, found out about the situation, she helped to make nearby families know of the situation. She sent a letter with each student requesting from the parents food and financial contributions.

Coupled with news stories in the local paper and on television, the response has been phenomenal. Humphries, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mentioned that Dale's employer will be paying the family's benefits and will help with mortgage payments "and other household costs."

In addition, the LDS Church has also contributed a large food order which, according to the Herald, will provide food for the family, along with community donations, for at least a few months.

Lethbridge Herald, 20Jan2001


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