John Booth IV
RENVILLE — A GoFundMe for 4-year-old John Michael Booth IV has been set up by his mother, Lacey Booth of Renville, at gofundme.com/f/funds-for-john-and-family.
He was born March 21, 2016, with a congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He underwent two open heart surgeries and was placed on the heart transplant list in February 2020. He was able to wait for a new heart at home and received it 136 days later. After 12 days, he went home and was doing well with his new heart. A week after being home, John began to spike a fever and had a headache. They returned to the hospital for tests, and on Aug. 1, the family was told John was rejecting his heart. He is hospitalized and battling the rejection. More information is available on his CaringBridge site caringbridge.org/visit/babybooth.
Habitat for Humanity
WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore accepts donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First Street South in Willmar between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact 320-235-9000 or www.habitatwcm.org.