Payton Hand benefit set for May 19

A supper, silent auction and bake sale to benefit Payton Hand and her family will be held Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elk Point.

Pork sandwiches,, chips, baked beans and beverages will be served. Cost is $5 per plate.

Payton, 10-year-old daughter of Doug and Tammy Wohler of Elk Point, was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Feb. 10.

Payton has two brothers � Austin, 8 years old, and Chance, 6 years old. Her grandparents are Doug and Tammy Wohler of Vermillion, Wes and Dawn Coffee of rural Elk Point and Scott and Cindy Koeppe of South Sioux City, NE. Payton is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and had been attending fourth grade at Jolley Elementary School in Vermillion.

She will be having a stem cell transplant this month at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Payton will need to be in Minnesota for approximately four months.

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