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Fundraiser Supports UMD Student in Critical Condition

Updated: 12/17/2013 5:27 PM
Created: 12/14/2013 10:10 PM WDIO.com

University of Minnesota-Duluth students banded together Saturday for one of their own.

Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel is in critical condition after spending nearly 10 hours outside in sub-zero temperatures. A week later, UMD students decided to turn a boot hockey tournament into a fundraiser for Lommel.

Ryan Feeny was the original organizer of the tournament.

"It's wonderful to see a lot of people come help," Feeny said. "It's a terrible thing that happened, so we as students just thought that we could help out."

The fundraiser took place at The Other Pace Bar & Grill in Duluth, and included a spaghetti dinner and a raffle.

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