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Make-A-Wish grants local eight-year old’s wish at 20th annual Martini Shakedown fundraiser

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www.wxxv25.com – Austin Lindsey – 2024-07-15 13:00:00

SUMMARY: The Make-A-Wish Foundation celebrated 40 years in Mississippi by hosting its 20th annual Martini Shakedown fundraiser at Beau Rivage. The granted eight-year-old Colbie Price's wish to visit Hawaii despite her heart , HLHS. Colbie's expressed their gratitude, highlighting the joy and hope the wish brought. Attendees, who had received wishes, experienced emotional moments witnessing the impact of their . Half of the fundraiser's revenue will grant over 30 wishes in next year, continuing the foundation's mission of creating lifelong memories for chronically ill children.

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Meggan Monday: Former Gulfport High friends reconnect through kidney transplant

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www.wxxv25.com – Austin Lindsey – 2024-07-15 10:43:25

SUMMARY: A kidney transplant has reunited old friends Cragin Gilbert and Sarah Estes Rollins. Gilbert, who suffers from type one diabetes, was on the National Kidney Foundation's list for a kidney and is now receiving a transplant from Rollins, an old school friend. After reuniting, they founded the Me2You Foundation to raise awareness about kidney donation. Rollins filled out a survey and discovered she was a match, donating her kidney to Gilbert to save his . The foundation aids families with travel, lodging, and care expenses during and after transplants. For more information, visit the National Kidney Registry or Life Mississippi.

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Mississippi must move quickly on a court-ordered redistricting, say voting rights attorneys

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-07-15 07:12:45

SUMMARY: A federal court has ordered Mississippi to redraw certain legislative districts to enhance Black representation and hold special elections by November 5, coinciding with the general election. rights advocates stress the urgency to avoid administrative burdens and low voter turnout. However, claim meeting the deadline is impractical due to time constraints. The redistricting mandates adjustments without adding new districts, specifically targeting in DeSoto County, Hattiesburg, and northeastern Mississippi. Current districts favor in white-majority areas and Democrats in Black-majority areas, with similar redistricting lawsuits nationwide after the 2020 census.

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