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Rummage Sale Helps Families In Need

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You never know what you'll find at a rummage sale, but this one was especially unique because it's helping people like AJ Soverns who is battling cancer.

"Found out I had a brain tumor, and then, on St. Patrick's Day, that it was cancerous," explains Soverns.

He was overwhelmed with the diagnosis, but he's had support from his family and the community.

"I've had a lot of people in this town that have helped me out whenever I needed help with getting my medicine so I don't have seizures. I mean my mom has helped out more than I can ever say," states Soverns.

But it was his childhood neighbor, Cindy Hall, that decided that this year's annual charitable rummage sale would go towards helping families with cancer because she knows what it's like to see the ones you love suffer through it.

"My sister died of cancer, my mom died of cancer and my grandma died of cancer" explains Hall.

Hall was motivated to participate in "Relay for Life" and later to do fundraising for "Care to Share," an organization that helps families seeking basic needs, but she noticed an opportunity to help out right here in her community.

"It's more inspiring to know the money is going to a certain person and stays here in Bourbon County also."

All of the items that are for sale are donated by the community and 100% of the proceeds go towards benefiting the families with cancer.

Janice Ramsey shopped to show her support and says that the love in Fort Scott is what makes it her home.

"Everybody pitches together and helps em' out and that's what makes it so neat," says Ramsey.

And Soverns would agree.

"Cancer may have certain parts of my body in control, but the community has my heart," he says.

The Karleskint's family will also receive financial assistance from this year's sale. 

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