Fundraiser in Lubec to benefit child with rare form of cancer

A rare form of infant cancer has claimed the left eye of Londyn Elise Porter, who at age seven months is fighting for survival after her cancer spread from her left to right eye and into her brain. Born in Maine and now living with her mother and grandmother in California, the child's medical ordeal has dominated the thoughts and prayers of family and friends on both coasts.
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A rare form of infant cancer has claimed the left eye of Londyn Elise Porter, who at age seven months is fighting for survival after her cancer spread from her left to right eye and into her brain. Born in Maine and now living with her mother and grandmother in California, the child's medical ordeal has dominated the thoughts and prayers of family and friends on both coasts.
By Rick Levasseur, BDN Staff
Posted July 25, 2013, at 8:37 p.m.

LUBEC, Maine — A fundraiser with several events will be held this Saturday to help the family of Londyn Elise Porter, a 10-month-old girl diagnosed with a rare and likely fatal form of cancer.

The benefit, being held from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m. at the Lubec Elementary School, will include a car wash, voluntary toll and children’s games, and will be held outside, weather permitting. There also will be a barbecue, yard sale, Chinese raffle, 50/50 raffle, manicures for little girls, cupcake decorating, a plant table, face painting and a dessert auction. Kerry’s Photography also will be on hand to take pictures, with half the proceeds being donated.

Londyn was 4 months old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of retinoblastoma, a type of cancer that has already cost the infant one eye and has spread into her other eye and her brain.

The child has been through chemotherapy and just went through a bone marrow transplant, but remains hospitalized at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital due to other life-threatening complications that have developed in the past couple of weeks.

Though born in California, where her mother, Taiya Porter, moved some time ago, Londyn has family in Maine, including her great-grandmother, Linda Maker, an educational technician at Lubec Elementary School.

More information about Saturday’s fundraiser or how to help Londyn is available online at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Please-Pray-for-Londyn-Elise-Porter/306707066099342?ref=br_tf or at /www.gofundme.com/36o6bw

Donations can also be made by mail by making checks payable to Londyn’s Fund and sending to Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, 68 Washington Street, Lubec, ME 04652.

 

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