A fundraising benefit will take place Saturday, June 6 for an 11-year-old girl with a life-threatening heart problem.
Jaidah Ruedy of St. Cloud is one of two children of Laura Ruedy, a single mother who works at Country Manor in Sartell.
The benefit is set for 4:30-8 p.m. June 6 at the Moose Lodge in Waite Park. There will be a spaghetti dinner and silent auction.
Last February, Jaidah was experiencing flu-like symptoms. After blood tests and a chest X-ray, doctors discovered two blood clots on her left ventricle of her heart. Her heart and liver were enlarged, and her lungs were filling with fluid. She was admitted to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital March 9 and had a left-ventrical assist device implanted to help her heart pump blood. Her mother had to take a medical leave from work to help her daughter recover. Now, Jaidah is awaiting a heart transplant and her mother has little to no income.