A benefit has been planned Jan. 26, from 9 to 4 p.m., at Abundant Life Church in North Branch for Kayley Carlson, a 14-year-old Braham girl recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a cancer of bone and tissue.
She has undergone chemotherapy since August and will continue through February. She is a star athlete, and was supposed to be on the varsity team for volleyball. She has an amazing spirit and is very positive.
When Kayley had a tumor removed from her leg, it affected the nerve going to her foot. She likely will have to be in a boot for the rest of her life, and cannot move her foot. But if she were able to somehow able to recover, she would love to play sports again.
The fundraiser is free to attend. Fifteen to 30 vendors will be selling their wares, with proceeds going to a fund for Kayley. Food is available for purchase, and there will be a bake sale and a raffle.
For those who would like help Kayley’s family but cannot attend the fundraiser, checks can be sent to Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union.