Cancer sucks! It sucks whether you are a middle aged adult, it sucks whether you are a senior citizen. It especially sucks if you are a young girl in 7th grade. That's the case with Kilee Campbell who attends the Lamoine Consolidated School.

Photo Melissa Walls Campbell
Photo Melissa Walls Campbell

On March 21, 2018 Kilee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is sometimes referred to as ALL. It's a disease that impacts 1 out of every 50,000 people. Kilee is currently receiving treatment, and both of her parents have taken a leave of absence from their jobs to be with her and her brother, during this very difficult time.

Treatment for ALL is expensive and extensive, and treatment typically lasts between 2 and 3 years. Because of this, it is almost impossible for families and individuals to deal with the expenses, no matter how good their insurance is.

Luckily Kilee lives in a community that cares. There is something special about Downeast Maine and how they rally to help those in need. If you are so inclined, here are 3 opportunities to help Kilee and her family .
1.  There will be a Spaghetti dinner/auction at the Lamoine Consolidated School on Friday, May 11th from 5:00 - 7:00.  There are  TONS of fabulous auction items and raffle baskets.  Some items include a necklace from Beals Jewelry, overnight packages, a beautiful Dooney & Bourke bag and wallet, and lots of restaurant gift certificates.  Cost for dinner is $6 for adults and $4 for children.  Children ages 4 and under are free.

2.  Photo Shoot Fundraiser donated by Fire Chicks Photography on Friday May 18th from 4:00-7:00.  $50 for a 10 minute session that includes up to 15-20 photos.  Contact Tina at 479-9909 or to schedule a session.  All the proceeds will go to the Campbell family

3.  Finally, a gofundme page has been established by Dr. Brad Woodford of Bangor Braces.  He will match up to $5000 that is raised through this campaign.  Here is a link to the gofundme page


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