Community Raises Money for Waukesha Woman's Dying Wish

Waukesha mother's dying wish is to take her two young children to Disney World.

On Friday night, the community rallies around the family as they try to raise funds to make the trip a reality after a likely-fatal cancer diagnosis.

Todd and Laina Jerdon have 5-year-old and 3-year-old daughters.  

They attend Oakwood Church in Hartland and Kysa attends Mrs. Spellman's Kindergarten class at Meadowbrook. 

Laina was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 2014. 

She had an aggressive and successful treatment undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to leave her considered cancer-free by July of 2014. 

In December of 2016, an intermittent headache and waves of nausea took Laina into Urgent Care. 

Due to her medical history, the team ran a CT scan of her brain and discovered tumors in her brain and her lungs. 

It has been a long-time dream of Laina's to take the girls to Disney World. 

Laina had set a goal to save for a trip sometime in 2018, but with the news, it is one of her dearest wishes to move that up.

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