City creates fundraiser for little girl with brain tumor

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

An Eastern Kentucky community is organizing a fundraiser to help a little girl with a brain tumor.

Aubree Fuller might be a little girl, but she has a big personality.

But this four-year-old is dealing with something that is most parents' worst fear. When she was just four months old, Aubree was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

"She's had brain surgery, and she has a shunt to drain the fluid from, the tumor produces extra fluid so she has a shunt in. And she's had a port and a Hickman line so that she can take her chemo through it," said Aubree's mom Brandi Fuller.

Aubree and her family go to Lexington once a week for treatments, and the costs are high. So the people in Elkhorn City are trying to help.

"We're going to be having a walk at the ball park at 9:30 at the Elkhorn City Park. We've sold over about 600 shirts for this walk," said Elkhorn City Mayor Mike Taylor.

The mayor says anyone who wants to be involved can pay ten dollars. You will receive a t-shirt and get to walk. But he also says if you do not have the ten dollars to donate, do not worry about it. He just wants everyone to come out and show their support for little Aubree.

Aubree's family says the outreach from the community has been simply amazing.

"To think that this community and the people around us have that much love for us and for her, to support us. And I mean I just really can't even, I can't even express how thankful we are," said Fuller.

There will be a bus going through town to take people to the park.

Again, the walk is tomorrow morning at 9:30 in the Elkhorn City Park.


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