Community comes together to help teen girl stay healthy after brain tumor

Community comes together to help teen girl stay healthy after brain tumor
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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Zachary community has come together to help one of their own continue her fight after having a brain tumor removed.

Khloe Sanders, 13, began to have seizures and was taken to the emergency room where doctors discovered a tumor in her left temporal lobe.  Three weeks later, Sanders had surgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis to have the brain tumor removed. With many prayers and support from her loved ones and the community, she was able to make a swift recovery.

“She’s back at home. She’s doing fine. And then she’s able to go back to school Monday when they have cheerleading practice,” said Sanders’ grandfather, Charles Sims.

The Sanders family has to travel to the hospital for follow-ups every three months and need help covering hotel and travel costs.

That’s where the Zachary community stepped in.

“We do this for anybody. But when it hit close to home, it makes it makes a big difference,” said Johny Huggins Jr.

Pete Williams BBQ prepared hot plates that were sold for $10. Church members and the Sanders family gathered to help distribute the food to raise money that will help cover Sanders’ medical expenses.

“I do benefits all the time. It’s just not my first one. It won’t be my last,” said Larry Williams, the owner of Pete Williams BBQ. “You know, always said that if you are so good, see, you get a good product. So, you know, always try to, you know, bless somebody. I’ll try to be a blessing to someone. So, I think just being into the fam, I know the family appreciates this, what we’re doing and anything I can do to help anybody Pete Williams BBQ gonna be there.

 Donations can be made at the Bank of Zachary under the account “Dancing for Khloe.”

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