BREWER- Local brewer residents hosted a special fund-raiser to help fund a person’s fight against cancer.
“It means a whole lot to the community,” said Jacob Hatt, the owner of the Brewer Redemption Center
Chordoma is a cancerous tumor that is rare in adults and extremely rare in people younger than 35.
Teenager Isabella Black of Brewer was diagnosed with the cancer and because of the rarity of the cancer, the nearest doctor who specializes in treating the tumor is all the way in Boston.
Because of the constant travel for treatment, Isabella and her family can’t reopen their Brewer family restaurant named Humble and therefore causing a loss of a huge potion of their income.
To help them out, Isabella’s friends stopped by the Brewer Redemption Center to coordinate a bottle drive.
“We asked people to bring in bottles so we can make money and give it to her family to help them support their bills their restaurant and payment for her treatment plans,” said Isabella Strong Bottle Drive coordinator Kina Reief.
She said the goal for Saturday was to make at least $500 and with their dozens of bags of bottles gathered, they easily made that mark.
“We know that redemption centers need a lot of business and we know that this would be an easy way for people in the community to get rid of bottles and help somebody out,” Reief said.
She added that they couldn’t have done this without the help of community members who donated their used plastic bottles.
“It makes me really happy to see that the community is coming together to save someone that most of them don’t even know and it makes me honestly really emotional to see this many people caring about someone they may have not talk to her before.”
For people who missed the drive, but still want to help out, visit the Zable’s Story Go Fund Me page.