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Nathan Johnson talks about his life and condition with television reporters.

Over $25,000 raised at Nathan Johnson benefit


Over 1,000 people attended the benefit for Nathan Johnson on Sunday, Oct. 24. The community effort raised $25,000 in support of the Johnson family.

Nathan, 9, is awaiting his second heart transplant. The Perham boy is listed as 1A status in the region, meaning he'll get the first heart available.

"It was a wonderful outpouring of support and we couldn't be more pleased with this community," Organizer Pastor Phil Booe of St. John's Lutheran Church of Corliss said.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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