21 Days of Caring | Local girl battles blood cancer, receives aid from LLS chapter

21 Days of Caring

On the third day of our 21 Days of Caring campaign - we turned to the story of a girl battling cancer here in Central PA.

She was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer on her last day of second grade - at just eight years old.

Ashlyn Brysiak is at the tail end of her 2.5 years of treatment.

Hundred of adults and children, like Ashlyn, are the beneficiaries of over $1 million in financial aid from the Central PA Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Ashyln said, "I would wake up and I would just lay in bed all day, or, I just couldn't do anything. When I first got sick, I could barely walk up and down the steps. Just trying to be normal was the hardest."

LLS is hosting a wine tasting fundraising event on Friday, December 1 called "Toast for a Cure."

You can learn more about the event by visiting their website or Facebook page.

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