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Benefit for Nachtsheim family is set

Plans continue moving forward on benefit events aimed at providing financial assistance for an Enumclaw family plagued with troubles.

Martin and Melissa Nachtsheim became parents in June 2011 to a baby boy, Lincoln, who was 10 weeks premature and weighed less than 2 pounds. The baby spent 54 days in the hospital and will have lasting effects from the premature birth. In the fall, Melissa Nachtsheim was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer, which is believed to have caused a clotting disorder and a liver disease. Finally, on January 17, Martin Nachtsheim sustained serious injuries during a car crash on state Route 410. An erratic driver crossed the center line and plowed head-on into Nachtsheim’s vehicle, leaving him with injuries to a leg and arm, along with a broken back, all requiring surgery.

Friends and family are organizing a garage sale that will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Thujnder Mountain Middle School.

Donations will be accepted until the sale begins. Anyone wishing to contribute items for the sale can deliver them between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday to a collection site in the parking lot of the Safeway store in Enumclaw. On Saturday, items can be delivered to Thunder Mountain between 7 and 8 a.m.

Anyone with questions about the sale can call Laura Olender at 253-261-2571.

Also in the works is a benefit dinner planned for 5 to 8 p.m. March 17 in the Enumclaw High School commons. Dinner will be served and there will be silent and live auctions, a dessert dash and games for kids.

The cost is $5 per person, with children 12 and younger admitted free.

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