Still Fighting...

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New benefit announced for the family:
The Osseo-Fairchild High School student organizations are holding a dance this Thursday night at the Osseo-Fairchild Community Gym from 7 to 11 p.m.

The cost is $3 to get in, there are raffle items and donations are appreciated.

Saturday there was a benefit in Augusta to help one family keep their house.
But, as the Nolans battle for their home, Debbie Nolan is also fighting for her life.

Earlier this week we sat down with the Nolans in the Osseo home they so desperately want to keep. Two months ago, Debbie was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. She quit her job to take up chemo. Now, the family is months behind in house payments.

"I refuse to give up. I love my home. We've been here years and we worked very hard for it,” says Debbie Schenn-Nolan.

Debbie’s friends and family aren't giving up either.
Saturday, they organized a benefit to help.

"Debbie was for the last two years the sole supporter of the family. Now, Debbie's not working and they're three months behind in their house payments,” says Ann Jones, Debbie's Mom. “If they don't raise enough money, they will be evicted."

And the support doesn't stop at the Augusta Lion's Club.

"I didn't realize she had so many friends,” says Debbie’s husband, Scott Nolan. “They're like coming out of the woodwork."

Family members know why:

"She's so outspoken and very strong women and just great to be around—fun,” says Debbie’s daughter, Nicole Sharkey.

Her niece Mandy Schenn agrees: “She's a really good person. I love her a lot"

But, perhaps it’s Debbie’s son Nolan Schenn, who sums it up best calling her "the best mom in the world."

If you didn't make it out to Saturday’s benefit, you can still help.
There's a fund set up for Debbie at united bank in Osseo, but you can drop off donations at any united bank.


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