‘Sophia’s fundraiser’ is Sunday


A Sunday fundraiser is aiming to raise funds for the family of a five-month old girl who passed away from a rare disease in August.
The fundraiser, from noon to midnight, will feature the Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears game, drink specials, bowling, a bake sale, a dj, silent auction and outside games at Maple Lake Bowl.
All proceeds from the bowling, bake sale and auction will be donated to the family of Sophia Aurora Velasquez.
She was born Feb. 22 with biliary atresia, a rare liver disease. Treatment was not successful, leaving a transplant as the only option. On Aug. 7, she received a portion of her father’s liver. When that transplant failed, she was immediately prepped to receive a transplant from her mother. Unfortunately, her fragile body was not strong enough to withstand the second surgery.