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Family finds Purpose after Baby’s Death

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OMAHA (KPTM)- A local family is raising money for a national group that helps women with complications during pregnancy.

The benefit to raise money for the ‘Preeclampsia Foundation' is scheduled for March 9th.

Up to eight percent of pregnant women in the US develop the condition, which can cause high blood pressure.

Becky Whitman's sister was diagnosed with a rare form of the disorder and was told she'd have to deliver her baby early or she could died.

Baby Reid was born at four and a half months early and did not survive.

"My brother in law had said, ‘I was so scared I was going to leave the hospital with nobody,'" remembered Whitman. "You could physically see my sister deteriorating as the hours went on…it was horrific, it was terrible."

 The family decided to raise awareness about the disease by creating the ‘Reid Nicholas Ziska Memorial.'

Several local businesses are on board.

There will be an auction and raffle items at the benefit, Saturday March 9th.

They include a signed Tom Osbourne football, husker tickets, a kindle fire, and gift cards.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $40.

Tickets include a band, dancing, food, drinks for the night, and raffle tickets.

 It's at the "Warehouse" in Bennington, from 6 to midnight.

 For more information, click here.

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