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Des Plaines fundraiser for girl's surgery on Saturday

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Volunteers are raising money in Des Plaines on Saturday, June 21, to help with expenses related to a lifesaving liver transplant for a 2-year-old girl.

A fundraiser is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Gyros Factory, 668 N. Wolf Road, where 15 percent of net sales generated from fliers handed in by patrons will be donated to the Children's Organ Transplant Association.

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Arianna Gillespie received a new liver Aug. 6, 2013, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago after being diagnosed with acute liver failure and other medical conditions.

Volunteers hope to raise $50,000.

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