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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

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• Interested in becoming a donor? There is more information about kidney donation at www.uofmmedicalcenterlivingdonor.org. The Newbys’ insurance covers costs of those inquiring about being a donor so there are no out-of-pocket costs for the donor. The family reported each kidney transplant work-up costs about $10,000.

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• GiveForward will be used to help cover the cost of incidental costs contributed to Wyatt’s care away from home.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/n224/wyatt-newby-s-kidney-transplant

• To help or learn more about the nonprofit Brighter Days Foundation, go to https://www.facebook.com/Brighterdaysfoundation.

• The Northern Plaid Festival, July 26 at the Northland Arboretum is a fundraiser for Brighter Days Foundation. It features an arts and crafts fair, 5K walk/run and fun run, food and beverage stands, activities for children and live music. Cost is $5 at the gate. Children 16 and younger are free. For more information, http://www.northernplaidfestival.com

• To keep up with Wyatt Newby’s journey, check out his Caring Bridge website at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/wyatttnewby.

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