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Church youth help ailing student

Shown from left: Faith formation students Tyler Kliszcz (left) and Joey Madsen; and Thorn’s family members Matt Romberg; Jessica Thorn, aunt; Tracie Buelow, mother; and Will Buelow. In front is Phillip’s little sister Audrey. (Submitted photo)

St Bridget Church Faith Formation class students gave a check last Wednesday to the family of Meyer Middle School student Phillip Thorn.

Thorn is at Gillette Children’s Hospital after going into cardiac arrest in January.

After praying for the boy in class, Middle School Faith Formation coordinator Mary Maillette said she and the students discussed ways to help. The kids chose a Brownie Ice Cream Sundae fundraiser, which they held Feb. 19. 

The children raised more than $750, which was given to Phillip Thorn’s family.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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