Benefit Held for Shakopee Girl Battling Leukemia

Created: 12/01/2012 6:42 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

An 8-year-old Shakopee girl battling a life-threatening disease is getting help from her community.

Abby Olson was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia last September, and has to spend at least six months at Children's Hospital. Her family is struggling to pay mounting medical bills.

So, friends, family and perfect strangers organized a spaghetti dinner and raffle benefit at the Savage American Legion to help them.

600 people came out Saturday to show their support. Tickets were $15 each.