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‘She is always positive’: Fundraiser to benefit Elburn teen

ELBURN – Kiley Anderson, a 14-year-old Elburn girl, doesn’t let any challenge get in her way, despite the fact that she has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

“She is always positive,” said Victoria Lunacek, who cares for Anderson. “She is always up for a challenge.”

Lunacek is helping organize the Anderson End Zone Fundraiser to help cover her physical therapy and medical expenses.

The fundraiser will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 14 at Riverside Receptions, 35 N. River Lane, Geneva. The event will feature a sports-themed dinner and dessert, music, silent auction, raffles and games throughout the night. Tickets are $30, available by calling Lunacek at 630-450-0592 or emailing her at victorialunacek@yahoo.com.

“We are hoping to sell 200 to 300 tickets and raise between $30,000 and $50,000,” Lunacek said.

The fact the fundraiser is sports themed is a direct reflection of Anderson’s interests.

“She is a big sports fan,” Lunacek said.

Anderson attends Clare Woods Academy in Wheaton, which provides a specialized educational environment. Services also include occupational therapy, speech/language and counseling. She also goes through the program Strides in Motion, an outpatient physical therapy practice based at Bull Run Equestrian Center near Elburn.

“She has such a sweet heart,” Lunacek said. “She is probably one of the sweetest kids I know.”

Information about the fundraiser is available by going to its Facebook page, Anderson End Zone Fundraiser.

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