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Kimberly Lohse, 14, left, displays the Signature Series guitar by ESP presented to her Wednesday by the Make a Wish Foundation of Minnesota during a lyceum program at MACCRAY High School in Clara City. Lohse suffers from aplastic anemia, a disease in which the bone marrow stops producing blood cells. Also pictured is Lohse's father, Brian. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Make-A-Wish Foundation presents music-loving teen with guitar


Kimberly Lohse aspires to be a guitarist in a rock band.

But first, the 14-year-old has taken the leading role in a much bigger calling.

"She an example of keeping her chin up and facing what's ahead of her,'' said her mother, Marilyn Lohse.

Being that sort of example won the ninth-grader at the MACCRAY High School the applause of her classmates following a school lyceum on We-dnesday, and what might be her ticket to be a rock star.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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