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Fundraiser to Aid 8-Year-Old Wyandotte Girl with Terminal Cancer

Organizer Matt Peterson is still seeking cash and prize donations for Nov. 16 event.

When Matt Peterson began organizing a fundraiser for 8-year-old Chloe, a Wyandotte girl with terminal cancer, he didn’t imagine how much support he would receive.

Peterson, whose daughter is a friend of Chloe, has received many donations and offers to help for the girl’s family over the last couple weeks.

“I didn’t picture it getting as big as it has,” Peterson said. "Things are going great with all the help of some very wonderful people."

Ramsey’s Coney Island is donating food, Mac’s Market is supplying beer, and the Wyandotte Veterans of Foreign Wars are donating the use of their hall for the fundraiser. The owner of Charlie’s Bar & Grill is providing a DJ for the event and the Wyandotte Business Association is helping with publicity.

The Mojo in the Morning radio show is donating a “day at the radio station” for a raffle prize, as well as other raffle prizes coming from Shoppers Valley. Donations are continuing to come in and The Traffic Jam has agreed to be a drop-off spot for donations.

"I have been completely overwhelmed by all the great people who have contacted me," Peterson said.

The fundraiser will help Chloe and her family — which includes her mother, father and younger brother, 5 — with medical and living expenses. Chloe is not able to go to school, but is still in good spirits, Peterson said.

“I have two little girls of my own,” Peterson wrote on his Facebook page, which has quickly turned into donation central. "If I were in this position, I would pray for help for my family. I am teary eyed now. I can't imagine looking at my little girls being sick myself and knowing they only have a limited time here."

To make a cash or prize donation, call Peterson at 734-309-1941.

The fundraiser

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16

Where: Wyandotte VFW Hall, 633 Ford Ave.

Admission: Donations

Other: All you can eat and drink. There will be silent auction and 50/50 raffles.

aaron V. October 19, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Matt, My name is Aaron VanHauter.Please reach out to me when you have time. I work for The News Herald and I would like to pay for some advertising for your event. avanhauter@heritage.com or 734-246-0823.
Virginia Vasquez Macko October 31, 2012 at 01:46 PM
can you post how you get tickets and the price?
Sadie November 16, 2012 at 07:50 PM
It appears from the flyer that admission is by a donation and I would say you pay at the door.
Jason Alley November 16, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Thank you, Sadie, for posting that comment. My apologies to Virginia for missing this earlier question. You're absolutely correct. There is no admission price. It's donations only and they are accepted at the door. I hope many people are able to make it out tonight to support this worthy family.
Sadie November 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM
No problem, Jason! :) It was a great time...and I was happy to be able to go and support this precious child. :)

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