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Benefit for Richmond Hill boy Nov. 12
Lincoln Groza
A benefit for 3-year-old 'Linky' is scheduled 4-8:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Molly McPherson's.

A benefit for Lincoln “Linky” Groza will be held from 4-8:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Molly McPherson’s to help pay for his medical costs.

Linky, 3, was born with frontonasal dysplasia and has already endured numerous surgeries, including a craniotomy. He also recently was diagnosed with an extremely rare endocrinological disorder that has caused him to start puberty.

There are no medical providers in the area who treat this condition, and so his family must travel extensively for his treatment.

The even on Nov. 12, titled “Be a Hero for Lincoln,” will include superhero-themed costume contest, 50-50 raffle, silent auction and entertainment by The Plaid Case and The Screw City Saints.

Richmond Hill firefighters will be on hand with a fire truck and the department’s mascot, “Axe,” plus there will be a bounce house, face painter and balloon artist. Molly McPherson’s will donate a portion of food sales during the event to the family.

“For those who know us, you know how difficult it is for us to ask for this assistance,” said Shala Groza, Linky’s mom. “We just love him so much. Jason and I feel so blessed, humbled and grateful for all the love and support we have been given.”

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