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      Fundraiser planned to help woman with unknown blood disorder

      Kelsey Clous has been in and out of hospitals for five years since her first clot at the age of 16.

      A local business is trying to raise money for a northern Michigan woman with an unknown blood clotting disorder.

      Kelsey Clous has been in and out of hospitals for five years since her first clot at the age of 16.

      According to a family friend, Gidgette Rudoni, Clous was released from the Mayo Clinic for six days around the 4th of July, but complications with the blood in her legs sent her back to the intensive care unit. She is currently still at the Mayo Clinic.

      Bill Marsh Auto Group is holding a fundraiser at their Garfield Road location on August 8 at 10:00 a.m..

      Nearly 75 items have been donated by local businesses for a silent auction. There will also be a bake sale, lunch, and $35.00 oil changes.

      Kelsey??s family home was recently foreclosed on and their vehicle was repossessed.

      Rudoni says they have a goal to raise $50 thousand to help Kelsey and her family with their home.

      ??That??s exactly what she (Kelsey??s mom) is looking for,?? said Rudoni. ??Just so she has a safe home to bring her daughter back to and of course her son Nate to live in as well.??

      Family members say they are extremely grateful for all of the community support that they have received.

      ??These are the things that are sustaining them now,?? said Rudoni. ??She??s not only suffered spiritual and emotional devastation, but there??s also been a tremendous amount of financial loss with the necessities of life.??

      For more information on Clous and to like her Facebook page, Caring for Kelsey, click here.