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Candlelight vigil planned for Sophia Marcias

Dufur girl, 12, hospitalized

A Dufur girl is at Doernbecher’s Childrens Hospital in Portland after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Sophia Macias, 12, was discovered unconscious at her home Thursday afternoon. Her family could not be reached for comment but Jessie Rogers, manager of Kramer’s Market where Sophia’s mother Wendy works, said that Sophia's condition is "pretty grim" and doctors do not predict she will recover.

“We are praying for the best,” Rogers said.

A vigil has been planned for 5-8 p.m. at Dufur School on Monday, June 24. Rogers said many Dufur residents are planning on attending in a show of support for Sophia and her family, including her three sisters.

“The other girls left here, we want them to know that we’re here for them,” Rogers said.

She said a donation account has been set up at Centerpoint Bank in The Dalles and community members are discussing other fundraising efforts. Some are already collecting cans to help raise money to cover Sophia’s medical expenses.

Sophia attended Dufur School and, according to school publications, was an honor roll student and a track and field athlete.

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