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Rummage sale to benefit family of 5-year-old Federal Way girl with brain cancer

Kaylie Bergen, age 5 - Andy Hobbs/The Mirror
Kaylie Bergen, age 5
— image credit: Andy Hobbs/The Mirror

On Feb. 4, 5-year-old Kaylie Bergen of Federal Way was diagnosed with diffuse pontine glioma — a malignant tumor in the brainstem. It's a fast-growing cancer, and there is no cure. The two-year survival rate is less than 20 percent.

Kaylie undergoes radiation treatment five days a week at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The Lakeland Elementary PTA will hold a rummage sale 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, at 35827 32nd Ave. S., Auburn. Proceeds will benefit the Bergen family. E-mail Ashley Totten to learn more: ashtott@yahoo.com

Learn more

• Federal Way resident TaShawna Nash set up an account for donations to benefit Kaylie Bergen and family. Anybody can donate to Kaylie's Fund via the drive-through at Sterling Savings Bank, 1700 S.320th St. (at 320th St. and Pacific Highway South).

• Donations can also be mailed to Kaylie's Fund, c/o TaShawna Nash, 3632 S. 334th St., Federal Way, WA 98001. To learn more, e-mail tashawnanash@comcast.net.

VIDEO

Check out a video below about the Bergen family:

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