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Family Expecting Conjoined Twins Hold Fundraiser

It was a day of giving for the Torres Family as one community came out to support a Blackfoot family preparing to welcome conjoined twins.

The family is gearing up to move to Texas on Monday.

This is so they can be closer to a specialist once the twins are born in February.

Chelsea Torres said she was very thankful.

“We do have a lot of people here. We have a lot of people bidding, so that’s a good thing. We did have a lot of donations, so thank you for every business that helped out with the donations ’cause it did help a lot,” Chelsea said.

The event is to help with their moving costs and medical expenses. The idea of the event came from the Potato State itself and Chelsea’s mother could not be more happy with the outcome.

“This is Idaho, of course, and so we all love potatoes and so we decided to do a potato bar and silent auction. I’ve been to one before and it was successful,” Chelsea’s mother Audrey Barzee said.

The girls, Callie and Carter, are due in February. One family friend felt strongly about her donation and said she cannot wait to see what the future holds for the girls.

“I feel like the kids need the help and that they’ve got some big mountains to climb to get to the end of their journey. And I think they need all the help they can get and I hope I can help them somewhat to reach that,” Family friend Glenda Weaver said.

Chelsea said there is not a set goal and that she appreciates every bit of the donations; big or small.

“We just kind of take what we get and we really don’t ask for much because the community has already helped us so much. Any amount helps, even one dollar,” Torres said.

And if you could not make it to the fundraiser, you can still donate by visiting the family’s GoFundMe page.

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