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5k benefit being held for 13 year old heart transplant patient

A 5k and benefit is being held March 9th for Carlin Johnson, the 13 year old Falkner student who had a heart transplant in September of last year.

From the benefit page:

Benefit for Carlin Johnson March 9, 2019 starting with a 5k at 8 AM followed by a poker run at 11 and a cruisin for Carlin show car ride , auction, cake auction, live music, bouncy houses, face painting and lunch and supper plates will be sold. The events will be taken place at Falkner Baptist family life center and Falkner fire department. All proceeds will go to this family and any donations would be appreciated!

Carlin Johnson undergone a heart transplant September 13,2018 at Lebonheur children’s hospital. He is a student at Falkner high school and the 13 year old son of Robert and Carrie Johnson.

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