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Fundraiser slated for DuBois

Pamela DuBois was given weeks to live, but she is fighting fate.

The family and friends of DuBois will hold a tip night from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Pizza Ranch on Monday, July 28. All the money raised will go toward medical bills and other expenses. DuBois and her family would like to thank everyone for their support.

Pamela DuBois after she was baptized. -- Photo provided

Pamela DuBois after she was baptized. — Photo provided

After learning four months ago she was born with liver disease, DuBois was given only a few weeks to live. She was then baptized in the Austin Cedar River on June 22, 2014. Her family tied a rope to a large tree nearby, ensuring that DuBois, her son and the pastor would not get swept away. The river was flooded and flowing quickly due to the heavy rainfall.

Although DuBois was born with her liver disease, it was enhanced by alcohol later in her life. She hopes others can learn from her story. She has spoken at the Fountain Centers, part of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, sharing her story with people who have addictions to drugs and alcohol that could leave lasting effects. She was excited to have one man already tell her she was an inspiration to him.

To read more, check out the original Herald article on Pamela DuBois: www.austindailyherald.com/?p=616255