20140708 - Spring Grove Autoimmune (SN) - nwherald

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Sarah Nader- snader@shawmedia.com
Melissa Gorza holds on to her son, Alexander, 11 months while checking the blood glucose levels on her son, Brent, 7, while the family was playing outside their Antioch home Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Along with having diabetes, Brent has been diagnosed with a rare, usually deadly autoimmune disorder called IPEX Syndrome. An old neighbor from Spring Grove has planned a fundraiser f to help with accumulating medical bills on July 20 from noon to 5 p.m. at The Shores of Turtle Creek in Spring Grove. The fundraiser will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, live music, food, and fun for the whole family.