Community to rally around Hibbing girl diagnosed with rare form of epilepsy

By KBJR News 1

The Weaver family testifies in support of medical marijuana at the Minnesota Capitol in March

April 24, 2014 Updated Apr 24, 2014 at 4:28 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Hibbing community will come together Friday for a young girl diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy.

Seven-year-old Amelia Weaver has Dravet syndrome, causing her to suffer more than 30 seizures daily.

Her family has been at the center of the heated medical marijuana debate at the Capitol.

Her mom says medical marijuana could help alleviate her daughter's suffering.

The Amelia Bedelia Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction takes place Friday night at Grandma's in the Park in Hibbing starting at 6 p.m.

Proceeds will help the family pay for medical expenses.

Tickets to the event are $100 per couple and include a choice of dinner and dessert. Tickets are available at 1st Realty Rangewide on First Avenue in Hibbing, at Grandma s in the Park/Hibbing Park Hotel, or by calling Brian Grzybowski at 218-929-1235.

Donations are also being accepted for the Amelia Weaver Fund at Security State Bank, 701 E. Howard St., Hibbing, MN 55746.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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