Iuka helps raise money to build home for child diagnosed with cancer

Iuka community members help build home for a girl diagnosed with Leukemia.

Posted: Jun. 30, 2018 7:35 PM
Updated: Jul. 2, 2018 9:00 AM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Kaylie Sauls is a 4th Grade Student at Tishomingo Middle School who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia and will be receiving treatment at St. Jude over the next two years.

The community of Tishomingo decided to come together to build a new home for Sauls, after hearing the home she was living in was not livable with her condition.

"There was a Facebook post stating the condition of her home and how bad it was, after that point my husband and I wanted to do something to help," said Stacie Locker.

Sauls' mother Amy Hollimon says she is thankful for her community and she doesn't know what she would have done without them.

"There are no words. Everybody has come together so much for our family, for my little girl. It's the best thing that could have happened to us. The worse thing for her but along the lines, all this has come from it and I don’t think it would have."

Locker says they can use all the help they can get in doing this project and volunteers are vital to the team and if you would like to become a volunteer you can visit their Facebook page below.

Fight Like a Kid-Kaylie Brooke Sauls Battle

The next fundraiser will be Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m. in downtown Tishomingo.

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