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Spina Bifida Benefit

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11-year old Abby Beckenridge has spina bifida, a birth disorder that causes the spine to be exposed at birth and also causes other problems. For instance, Abby needs a new kidney.

Her family organized a golf outing on Saturday to help raise the funds.

While her mom, Erin Braden, is donating the kidney, doctors say the transplant will cost about $10,000.

The outing took place at Whispering Pines golf course in Meadville.

"It was a fantastic response, said Erin."I think this is the biggest the golf course has ever seen. They had to rent extra carts for us.

"When I showed up, there was 140 people ready to golf," said Paul Chason, a family friend. "She's had an impact on a lot of people's lives."

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