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The outpouring of support for Pelican Rapids student Faith Westby continued, not only in Pelican, but throughout the area. Faith is pictured above. 

Faith Westby

Last week, the Pelican Rapids High School student council assembled students, all wearing Faith’s favorite color: Purple.  

Meanwhile, students and athletes at neighboring schools also showed support. Pictured are team photos from Rothsay, Barnesville and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton–who posted photos of support over the past several weeks. 

Above right, the Pelican Rapids wrestling team wore purple socks at the Heart O’ Lakes conference meet Jan. 26. The Pelican matmen dedicated their efforts to Faith Westby wearing the colorful socks to support “Faith over Fear.”

Meanwhile, local businesses have also showed support, such as Petals from the Heart, which is offering special bracelets in honor of Faith and the Westby family.  

Born with Kabuki ‘Syndrome, a genetic mutation that left her with a range of health issues and learning disabilities, the Westby family learned last year that the tumors on her liver  had become so threatening that she would need a liver transplant.  A call with a donor came in July 7, 2017, but she has faced issues with rejection, as well as other health challenges.