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SIOUX CITY --  More than a year after a tragic school bus accident killed 36 people and severely injured three children in the east African nation of Tanzania, Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM) will commemorate both the victims and survivors when the Sioux City Bandits professional indoor football team take on the Kansas City Phantoms at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive. 

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Tanzania crash

A Tanzanian school bus accident killed 35 people May 6. The three survivors are being flown to Sioux City after "God moments."

STEMM board president Steve Meyer said this is the organization's way of thanking Siouxland for showing love, generosity and support towards Wilson, Sadia and Doreen, who survived the May 6 crash, and received treatment and rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center as well as Sioux City's Ronald McDonald House.

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Tanzania crash survivor press conference

STEMM missionaries Jennifer Milby, middle, and Kevin Negaard, listen as Dr. Steve Meyer, president of Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries, speaks about the two missionaries finding and helping rescue three crash survivors on May 6, after happening upon the accident while on a missionary trip. Three children, the only survivors of a bus crash that in Tanzania that killed 36, are expected to arrive in Sioux City Monday to begin surgery. They are shown while speaking at a press conference Monday at Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City. 

All three children have recovered and are doing well since leaving Sioux City in June 2017. 

T-shirts as well as copies of Meyer's book, "Answer the Call: The Story of The Miracle Kids of Tanzania," will be available for purchase at the Bandit's game. In addition, people can download a free version of the book at Amazon.com, all day on Saturday. 

Attendees will also receive a video update on how well "The Miracle Kids" are doing nowadays. 

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