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Saturday Benefit for Young Woman Fighting Leukemia

Updated: 05/03/2014 10:42 PM
Created: 05/03/2014 10:22 PM WDIO.com

A benefit on Saturday raised money for a young woman fighting leukemia.

Twenty-year-old Taylor Thury went in for a simple gallbladder surgery the day before Thanksgiving in 2013, and she was told she has leukemia. She is recently engaged and has a young daughter.

On Saturday, friends and strangers rallied to support her with a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Cloquet Armory.

"It means the world to me," Thury said. "It's awesome how many people showed up and are supporting. ... I just want to say a big thank you to everybody that's come and supported me throughout all of this. It helps me push on."

Donations can be made to the "Taylor Thury Donation Account" at Wells Fargo Bank.

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