Benefit held for woman battling cancer


CHAMPION, Ohio (WKBN) – There was a big turnout Saturday for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser near Warren.

Friends and family gathered at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center for a food, a car and motorcycle cruise in, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle for Brenda Ellis.

Ellis has multiple myeloma, which is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Her husband Richard said the costs of her treatment, combined with many trips to the Cleveland Clinic have been a strain on their fixed income, but their friends have come through.

“You don’t know who your friends are until something like this happens,” said Richard Ellis. “Most of the time the people we know are just acquaintances, but when the tires hit the road your friends come out.”

Her husband says that through her treatments she’s doing well and her recovery has been nothing short of miraculous.

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