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Community rallies around Berks boy with half a heart

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AMITY TWP., Pa. - A Berks County community showed its collective heart over the weekend as it rallied around a boy who has just half a heart.

Mavrik Laxton, 12, of Amity Township, battles an extremely rare medical condition in which he is in dire need of a heart transplant.

Friends held a benefit Saturday, called "Mavrik's Miracle Breakfast With Santa." The fundraiser aimed to help the family out with medical expenses.

Mavrik was very appreciative for all the people who attended.

"I'm very happy that they came out and what God could do," he said.

The breakfast came just a few weeks after Mavrik was sworn in as the honorary mayor of Amity Township.


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