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Local girl gets help with medical bills during "Designer Purse Bingo"

Lexxis Maloney-Barnes isn't your average 15-year-old girl. She was born with PFFD which means one of her legs is  shorter than the other one.

On Sunday night, Lexxis’ family, friends and supporters came together for the the Second Annual “Designer Purse Bingo”. “We've done benefits and softball tournaments and stuff, so, we kind of try to do what is popular at the time because that'll help bring in more people," said Lexxis Barnes. In addition to playing bingo, people were also able to enter into a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction.

All of the proceeds from "Designer Purse Bingo" go towards Lexxis' medical bills. “It's all done in Baltimore, Maryland so it's very expensive travel,” said Joshua Barnes. Josh Barnes is Lexxi's dad. "It's amazing to see how many people have donated, give stuff for free, spend their time here," said Barnes. Lexxis says bingo nights does more for her than just help pay medical expenses. "Obviously with the bills and emotionally, like no matter what you have all these people here," said Lexxis. As Lexxis' next surgery comes around, she says she's hoping it'll be the last one she needs. If your’re interested in attending one of Lexxis' charity events, you can find more information on the “Go Out On a Limb for Lexxis” Facebook page.
 


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