Donations will be collected during Tumwater Hill Elementary School's Family Fun Night from 7-8:30 p.m. today to help a South Sound girl who is battling leukemia.
The school’s PTA and Girl Scouts troop have raised more than $1,100 for Heather Schlindwein’s family. The fourth-grader was diagnosed with leukemia in December and is on her second round of chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, according to Shanne Miller, who is helping to organize the fundraiser.
The money will help the family pay a $7,000 medical insurance deductible and other hospital-related expenses, she said.
“They estimate that she’ll be there for a year,” Miller added. “She’s pretty sick.”
The school is at 3120 Ridgeview Court in Tumwater. Donations also can be made to the Heather Schlindwein Leukemia Fund at any KeyBank branch.