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Elizabeth Koble benefit dinner Dec. 8

Family and friends will host a benefit dinner, silent auction and bake sale on Dec. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nativity Church in Fargo to help the Elizabeth Koble family.

Elizabeth is 19 months-old. She was born with Down syndrome and a hole through the four chambers of her heart. She has undergone three surgeries to repair the holes and received a pulmonary conduit and a mechanical valve that needs to be replaced as she grows.

Elizabeth has regular trips to the emergency room and regular stays at the children's hospital.

Medical and travel expenses for the surgeries are putting a financial strain on Elizabeth's parents.

Dinner will be "free will" with a $5 suggested donation.

Online donations may be made to DMF Lend A Hand: at, click 'Donate', and select Eliabeth Koble Benefit. Cash/check donations may be sent to: Gate City Bank, 500 2nd Ave. N., Fargo ND 58102, with checks payable to The Elizabeth Koble Benefit Fund

DMF Lend A Hand is supporting the fundraising effort with up to $5,000 of matching funds.