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Outpouring of community support for Sylstad family benefit Friday night

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West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There was an outpouring of support at a benefit for a family that's been through the unimaginable.

Michael and Brittany Sylstad lost Olivia and Ainsley, two of the triplets they were expecting, after they were born four months early.


The third, Brenner, is still in the NICU in Minneapolis. Michael is an F-M Ambulance crew member. He's also a West Fargo volunteer firefighter.

Friday night hundreds of silent auction items line the Hartl Ag building at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.

So many people brought baked goods to sell that they couldn't fit them all on the tables.

Michael Sylstad/Father: "Some guests from Minneapolis that we don't even know offered to help, volunteered their time for us. So, that's just incredible."

Brittany Sylstad/Mother: "It's just been awesome we have so many people coming up to us, they might have a similar story, or just that they heard ours."

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