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Vicksburg native Michele Mobley has been hospitalized for months following a diagnosis of a rare disorder.  Several members of the community, including Larry Frost, Kay Daniel, Tommy Cantin and Summer Hammonds, organized a benefit happening today, Saturday, July 23, to assist Mobley with medical expenses.

Hosted at The World in Tallulah, Louisiana, the benefit is raising funds with a silent auction, raffle, and food sales. All proceeds will go to Michele and her family.

Live music by Howl & Wolf begins at 3 p.m. and the raffle drawing will take place at 7 p.m.

Mobley was diagnosed with porphyria, meaning her cells fail to change chemicals in her body—called porphyrins and porphyrin precursors—into heme, the substance that gives blood its red color. When these chemicals build up in your body, they cause illness and can affect the liver, bone marrow, kidneys, skin and nervous system.

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