Northern Cass School holds benefit for kindergartner

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Alyssa Kelly / WDAY

HUNTER, N.D. — A rural Cass County school is hosting hundreds of people Thursday night, May 9, to raise money for a student's medical expenses.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Northern Cass School is holding a benefit for Blake Hill, a kindergartner who was born with severe medical problems stemming from intestinal malrotation and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.

According to a news release from the school, Hill has had four surgeries, five hospital admissions, three trips to the emergency room and many doctors appointments. Recently, many of those medical expenses have gone unpaid.

The school is giving out ice cream floats and taking free-will donations. They'll also be holding a silent auction during the elementary school's spring concert.


Organizers said all the money raised at the benefit will go towards Hill's medical bills as he receives treatment in Milwaukee.

"They stay at the Ronald McDonald house when they're there, but just the travel expenses and his medicines and the things that he needs . . . they really add up," said Principal Crystal Schenk.

The event is open to the public but Hill won't be present as he is at doctor appointments in Milwaukee this week.

The benefit ends at 8 p.m.

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