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Young girl holds fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy

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Nine year old Katelyn Patterson from New Hebron is traveling the state raising money for muscular dystrophy. So far, she's raised more than $2,100 dollars by selling lemonade. 

Katelyn will be in the 4th grade  next fall.  She turns 10 August 20. She decided after to going to muscular dystrophy summer camp she wanted to sell lemonade to raise money for other kids, suffering from the disease, to have the same opportunity she had. 

"I wanted to help pay for the wheelchair, and research and find a cure and for the camp." 

Katelyn got the assistance of her aunt, Hope McDaniel, to make her dream come true. 

McDaniel said, "We went on Facebook and two weeks later we had almost 5,000 friends, and we will go for it until July 17th." 

Kashea Johnson, program coordinator for muscular dystrophy in Jackson, told us where the money goes. 

"It costs $800 to send one child to summer camp, and her dream is to raise enough money for all kids to come to summer camp." 

Christie Harrison, owner of Unique Boutique in Florence, turned her store over to the fund raising effort. 

"Florence and Rankin County came out and showed lots of support for this little girl, we had shut off the orders yesterday at two o'clock," said Harrison. "We have already got over 150 gallons of lemonade." 

They are hoping is that each of her 5,000 Facebook fans will send her one dollar for her birthday in August.

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