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Drew Macke, a Lake Middle School eighth grader, is the focus of a fundraiser set for Saturday afternoon in Oakdale. (Submitted photo)

Woodbury teen focus of Saturday benefit event

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Community members will come together this week to support a Woodbury teenager afflicted by a rare medical condition that has required dozens of surgeries.


A benefit will be held Saturday, April 5, at Hope Church in Oakdale for the family of Drew Macke. The 14-year-old Lake Middle School student was diagnosed at birth with Vater Association, a conglomeration of medical conditions that have only intensified as his condition has grown more complex.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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