Medieval Fair to be Held at Mesa High School

The Arizona Republic: Dobson High School will host a medieval fair on May 8, in honor of a Dobson student who became the youngest person in the world to receive a total artificial heart; the local SCA will be doing a demo at the festival. Proceeds from food sales and a silent auction will benefit the Phoenix and Tucson Ronald McDonald Houses.

After muscular dystrophy weakened Alex Rowe's heart last year, doctors implanted an experimental artificial heart to keep him alive until he received a donor heart in December. His story inspired community members to support him and the Ronald McDonald House, which houses out-of-town families whose kids have serious illnesses.

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