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Horn Lake child to be featured on NASCAR race car

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HORN LAKE, MS (WMC-TV) - A Horn Lake girl will be one of many featured on a race car this weekend in an effort to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.

Claire Capri Lipe looks like any other healthy two-year-old girl, but Lipe is one of thousands of children nationwide who is affected by a congenital heart defect.

"Her other health issues are her kidneys, thyroid, (and) immune system," Claire's grandmother, Beverly Lipe, said Thursday.

Children like Claire need lots of care and financial support, which is why NASCAR race car driver Kenny Wallace has partnered the Chloe Duyck Memorial Fund to help raise awareness of those battling the disease.

"And has created this beautiful car that has 147 children's names on it, most of them warriors, some of them angels," Lipe said.

Claire's name will included on the this specially designed car, which Wallace will pilot during the NASCAR Nationwide series race Friday night in Bristol, Tennessee.

Lipe and her family will be watching the race.

"It's a proud moment...we're all gonna be sitting there watching the TV, probably bawling our eyes out," Lipe said.

One out of every 85 children born in the United States. is born with a heart defect.

You can see the race on ESPN live FRIDAY night at 7:00 p.m.

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