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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Vanessa Gissel, 10, a fourth-grade student at B.B. Harris Elementary School talks with her friend and classmate Lauren Park, 10, in Duluth Thursday. Gissel who battles sickle cell anemia will receive a bone marrow transplant from her sister Sarah, 2, in April. Students and faculty at B.B. Harris Elementary School have rallied around the Gissel family raising $4,168 for Vanessa during Jan. 14-18.

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Students pitch in to help girl's family pay for transplant

When it was learned that a 10-year-old girl at B.B. Harris Elementary needed a bone marrow transplant, fellow students rallied to help her family pay for it.


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