Fundraiser for Baby Born With Cancer Set for Feb. 17

Jacqueline Carlson, a 3-month-old, has had to endure 10 operations and chemotherapy.

Guardian Angels Catholic Church will host an upcoming fundraiser for Jacqueline Carlson, a baby who has spent the bulk of her young life in intensive care.

Jacqueline was born Nov. 1, 2012, five weeks premature and six days after doctors learned she had a tumor in her left shoulder during an ultrasound, according to her CaringBridge site.

“I was shocked at the size of it, it was right on her shoulder, it was right here and it just looked almost the size of her head, it was huge,” her mother, Tara Carlson, told KSTP.

Doctors determined Jacqueline has a rare form of cancer, and she has had to endure 10 operations and chemotherapy, according to her CaringBridge site.

The family grew up in Woodbury and now lives in Wisconsin, according to KSTP.

The fundraiser is set for 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Oakdale church. Catered by Lake Elmo Inn, the event will include a raffle, silent auction, games, food, beer and soft drinks.

All donations and monies raised will be used to help cover medical costs. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, according to the KSTP story.

Cash donations can be sent "For the Benefit of Jacqueline Carlson" to Anchor Bank, 1920 Donegal Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125.


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Ninette Carlson February 07, 2013 at 03:20 PM
I am Jacqueline's aunt. We have created a webpage with more information about Jacqueline, donations and the upcoming benefit. Please check out the website and see some of the great items that could be yours at the silent auction! http://jacquelinecarlson.wordpress.com/
Kris Janisch February 07, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Thanks so much for the info Ninette!


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