What:  Benefit for Melissa Freiberg

When:  Saturday, March 28 from 4 to 7 pm

Where:  Spicer American Legion

There will be a silent auction and bake sale (bake sale will start at noon).  Along with a baked potato bar with other food featured for a free will donation.

All proceeds will be used for Melissa's travel and housing expenses as well as the other miscellaneous expenses.

Melissa is suffering from end-stage renal failure.  She had her first kidney transplant in 1997.  Ten years later she experienced kidney failure and had to start dialysis and has been doing dialysis daily at her home for 13 years.  Due to certain medical issues there is no local medical facility able to perform the transplant.  After much searching, Melissa located a doctor at New York City Langone Medical Center.  Darin Anfinson is hoping to donate a kidney but testing isn't completed yet.  If Darin is not able to donate, Melissa will be provided a kidney from another donor.  Once the transplant has been completed Melissa will be required to stay in New York on her own expenses for 60 days due to possible complications.

Donations can be sent to Central MN Credit Union, 163 Hwy 23, Spicer, please note "Melissa Freiberg Benefit".

Donations can also be made to Go Fund Me at GoFundMe.com/f/kidneyforMelissa.


  • Occurred Saturday, March 28th, 2020 @ 12:00 pm


Spicer American Legion


Mona Hoffman-Nichols