Illinois teen sells possessions to raise money for ill sister's funeral

Monday, July 03, 2017 08:26AM
Elizabeth Cook, 15, is raising money for her little sister's funeral as the girl battles an aggressive form of brain cancer.


While an 11-year-old in Lebanon, Ill. battles an aggressive brain tumor, her big sister hosted a yard sale, hoping the funds will pay for her funeral.

"After two years of radiation, chemotherapy, and surgeries, the doctors have said there is no longer anything they can do. Katherine's time with us is growing shorter," reads a post on the Katherine Cook's GoFundMe page.

So Katherine's 15-year-old sister, Elizabeth, decided to do what she could to help the family give her a proper burial. She said supporters came from all over, including St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal, to donate their stuff and shop at the yard sale.

Now Katherine's GoFundMe page has surpassed its goal.

"I just want her to have a beautiful funeral and a beautiful burial, so that she can be laid in peace" her mom, Victoria Cook, told KMOV.

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