Lebanon high schooler Elizabeth Cook is spending this week of her summer break organizing a weekend yard sale, stocked with old toys that she and her sister don’t play with anymore.
But instead of spending the proceeds at the mall or the movie theater, she is putting them toward her little sister’s funeral expenses.
The 15-year-old girl’s family found out in May there was nothing more doctors could do for her 11-year-old sister, Katherine Cook, who has aggressive brain tumors. She was given a few months to live, said their mother, Victoria Cook.
“Well, apparently funerals cost a lot, and we don’t have $1,200 — I mean $12,000 — to just shell out,” the 15-year-old said. “So we were also doing a bake sale, we are going to make a GoFundMe page.”
Katherine has lost all of her hair and has difficulty speaking. She lies next to several stuffed animals — an emoji laughing so hard it’s crying, a penguin from the movie “Happy Feet” and a Minion, given to her by a local police officer.
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