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Fundraiser to help family of Sycamore toddler

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 10:34 a.m. CDT

SYCAMORE – A fundraiser in Oswego Sept. 14 will help a Sycamore family defray medical bills.

Maxwell Weigand was born to Michael and Jamie Weigand July 7, 2012, with a life-threatening condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns. He spent most of his first month in the neonatal intensive care unit. At one time Maxwell was the sickest baby in the unit and a doctor told his parents the best thing they could do was pray.

Maxwell is a fighter and turned around quickly, going home 28 days after his birth. But the bills from his hospital stay, plus follow-up doctor visits and ongoing physical and developmental therapy services, have taken a toll on his family’s finances. Michael Weigand works at the YMCA and at Fox Valley Sandblasting and Powder Coating, and Jamie Weigand works at Catholic Charities.

The fundraiser will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Fox Valley Kickers, 1015 Harvey Road in Oswego. Tickets are $10 and children younger than 10 can attend for free. There will be food, a cash bar, games for kids and adults, live music, raffles and a silent auction.

For tickets, information or to donate to the silent auction or raffle, contact Stacy Michels at 630-263-1355 or stacymichels73@gmail.com or Linda Weigand at 630-554-7677 or weigand668@comcast.net. Donations can also be deposited into the Maxwell B. Weigand Account at Chase Bank, account number 3044779931, or made online at www.youcaring.com/maxwellsstory.

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