Granddaughter's Death Brings Hope


SPRINGFIELD- Debby Wiseman's granddaughter, Racheal, was two and a half years old when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Nine months later, Racheal's body couldn't fight the cancer anymore. Wiseman's grieving was short-lived when she realized her granddaughter's spirit was still alive. Racheal has inspired her grandmother to give back to children and their families battling cancer. This weekend, at Leo's Flea Market in Springfield, Wiseman set up a booth filled with items to be sold in order to raise awareness and money toward the Austin Wade Foundation. Wiseman says that it isn't about the money. It's about cancer awareness. She doesn't want to raise money for cancer research. Wiseman says one-hundred percent of the money raised goes toward the children fighting cancer and their families.  

On Sunday, October 28th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wiseman will be back at Leo's Flea Market in Springfield raising awareness and funds toward breast cancer. Wiseman will continue helping those battling cancer of all types. She can't do it all by herself and is looking for volunteers to help. If interested in volunteering or donating to those fighting cancer, you are encouraged to contact Debby Wiseman at 217-971-8654. Leo's Flea Market in Springfield is at Dirksen and Sangamon Avenue across from King Pin Lanes.  

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