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Gwen Lewis is bubbly and completely happy like a variety of kids who’re 2 ½.
“She is all the time smiling and having a great time,” mentioned Gwen’s uncle, Jacob Spicer. “She has been constant all through this complete factor. She is all the time completely happy.”
Gwen is at present awaiting a coronary heart transplant at Kids’s Hospital in Omaha. Her mother and father, Charlene and JT, used to stay in North Bend with the latter being a graduate of North Bend Central Excessive Faculty.
“They have been each on the hearth division on the town and they’re fairly well-known right here,” Spicer mentioned.
The group is conducting the “Little Miss Gwen’s Spaghetti Jamboree” beginning at 5 Saturday night time on the North Bend Metropolis Auditorium, 741 N. Major St. A spaghetti dinner with dessert might be served. There isn’t any price for the dinner, however freewill donations might be accepted to help the Lewis household.
A raffle for bigger gadgets and a silent public sale for smaller gadgets can even be performed on the occasion.
Spicer, who is among the occasion organizers, mentioned Gwen was born with a coronary heart defect.
“There was one thing mistaken along with her valves,” he mentioned. “They bought that every one fastened up after which this — the center failure that she is experiencing now — got here out of nowhere.”
Gwen is remaining at Kids’s awaiting a transplant.
“She will’t depart the hospital till after the transplant occurs as a result of she isn’t steady sufficient to go residence,” Spicer mentioned. “She is an actual outgoing child. She loves all people and he or she is only a nice little child.”
The household has appreciated the generosity of space companies and people which have donated gadgets for the public sale and raffles.
“It’s overwhelming how many individuals have come as much as assist,” Spicer mentioned. “It’s actually, very nice.”
Among the many issues that might be out there are present playing cards from native companies, together with the North Bend Meat Locker. There are tickets for the Garth Brooks live performance scheduled for August at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, a tv, a knife from Maple Creek Cutlery and plenty of different gadgets.
“We’re simply actually grateful for the help and the truth that everyone seems to be coming collectively to assist out with this complete factor,” Spicer mentioned. “It has been a blessing.”