Folks gather for a special dinner in Springfield to honor a little girl's life and eventual death.
Catie Wilkins was a year old when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Sadly after treatments of chemo and radiation Catie lost her battle when she was four. At the time Catie's mom Jenny Wilkins said the little girl was being treated with the same medicines used on cancer patients 20 years earlier.
On Saturday Catie's family and hundreds of others trying to change that with a dinner called "Sisters on a Journey". The event honors Catie and all families who have children battling the deadly disease.
"It's been 6 years since she died now and I want her legacy to be that one day there won't be other children who die of cancer. A cure is reachable with proper funding is what the scientists tell us and I want that to be her legacy," said Jenny Wilkins.
The "Sister's on a Journey" dinner sold out but you can still help find a cure by donating to "Catie's fund".
All the money raised funds pediatric cancer research.
For more information about the fund and to donate, click the link: http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/named-funds/the-catie-wilkins-memorial-fund/
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:41 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:41:36 GMT
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