Dano Rapada fundraiser nets nearly $2,000


GATHERING FOR A GOOD CAUSE – Spencer Novak, Wil James, Jake Silva, Erick Reinstra, Brady Nelson and Kahneesha Casey ate at Santo Coyote for the Dano Rapada fundraiser. – Photo couresy of Jaime Stroebel- Reinstra

Daniel Rapada has been in and out of hospitals numerous times over the years battling an array of serious health issues.

Last Wednesday, his admirers showed their hearts during a benefit fundraiser for the Swinomish teen at Santo Coyote Mexican Kitchen.

Rapada, a 2021 La Conner High School graduate, is recovering from a kidney transplant. It is the latest in a series of medical procedures he has undergone since having been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a rare condition in which the body does not produce enough new blood cells.

Mindful of the costs related to transplant surgery, the local...

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