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The date of an Elizabethtown girl’s surgery is being recognized by local supporters and organizations.
Elizabethtown city employees, local radio stations and LaRue County High School are calling Wednesday Brooklyn’s Day, in honor of 18-month-old Brooklyn Disselkamp undergoing surgery that day.
Brooklyn has received support from community members since being diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.
After five rounds of chemotherapy, she has been approved to have a surgery doctors hope will remove the entire tumor.
The surgery is expected to begin at 7:30 a.m. and last until late that afternoon.
Brooklyn’s Day is meant to call upon area residents to keep the girl in their thoughts and prayers.
Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said she has encouraged city employees to buy Brooklyn’s Believers T-shirts and bracelets, the proceeds of which go to support Brooklyn’s family as her parents stay with her during her fight.
City employees regularly show their support of individuals and organizations.
Many of the employees know the family, especially because one of Brooklyn’s aunts used to work for the city, Vaughn said.
“We’ve had many people excited to do this and get on board and several people say that they’ll be praying and already have been,” she said.
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