Family Holds Fundraiser for Loves Park Mom

MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- The Stateline rallies around a Loves Park woman suffering from a rare type of brain cancer.

Family members say it took doctors two weeks to diagnose Susan Kennedy with Glioblastoma, a cancer that is resistant to most types of chemo and radiation.

Since June, Kennedy’s family has watched the mother of five lose her ability to speak, hear and see in just a matter of weeks. Cronies Bar and Grill hosted a fundraiser Sunday afternoon to help cover medical costs. Her family says the outpouring of support has been unbelievable.

“It’s been really rough and they just need one sees a crisis coming, you're never prepared and they just were not and this is going to help a lot,” says Laura Heck, Susan Kennedy’s sister-in-law.

Organizers say around 100 people showed up for the fundraiser.

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