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Welcome to Team Mollie

Published 9:47am Tuesday, October 8, 2013

By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist

Mollie Wilder of Fourmile loves her mommy and daddy, Renee’ and Scott Wilder, her two older brothers Stephen and Austin, her church Fourmile Baptist, her school Wilsonville Elementary, gymnastics, and the Crimson Tide. The ten year olds life was forever changed when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Anaplastic Ependymona, a rare type of cancer found in children.

Back row from left Sherrie Booth and Renee' Wilder; front from left, Mollie Wilder and Cassie Booth wearing the Team Mollie T-shirts to support Mollie in her fight against brain cancer. (contributed)
Back row from left Sherrie Booth and Renee’ Wilder; front from left, Mollie Wilder and Cassie Booth wearing the Team Mollie T-shirts to support Mollie in her fight against brain cancer. (contributed)

Mollie has recovered from surgery performed on August 28, 2013 that removed most but not the entire malignant brain stem tumor.

“She is doing well,” said Renee’. “She has had her port placed and received two rounds of chemo as an inpatient at Children’s. We have six weeks left in this phase of treatment. She is receiving home schooling because of her compromised immune system.”

Renee’s brother Darrell Jones and close friend Sherrie Booth have been organizing ways to help Mollie. Communication is by website Teammollie.com and Facebook page “Prayers4Mollie”. Purple “Team Mollie, Fight like a Kid” T Shirts and Prayers4Mollie wrist bands are available on the website. Susan Conn set up the Mollie Wilder Fund at M&F Bank in Columbiana.

Future fundraising and online events are planned. October 12th at 2:00 p.m. is Thirty-One Gift Party at the Wilder’s home, see Mythirtyone.com/185060 (my parties, Mollie Wilder).

NXS Gym where Mollie takes gymnastics is hoisting an “Open Gym” fundraiser on Saturday, October 26, 2013, located on Highway 70 between Columbiana and Calera. Cost is $10/person; 12:00-1:30 p.m. for 4-9 years; 2:00-3:30 p.m. for 10-18 years.

November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. is a Scentsy and Pampered Chef Party for Mollie at the Wilder’s home, see www.lbgreen.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Home (Prayer4Mollie party) and http://new.paperedchef.com/pws/amandadover/pws-show-searcg (host line Prayer4Mollie).

A Benefit Chili and Soup Supper and Concert for Mollie will be Saturday, Nov. 16 at Fourmile Baptist Church. Supper will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Mollie’s favorite singer Austin Foster will perform in concert at 5:30 p.m.

“We have something for everyone going on to help support Mollie,” said Booth. “Please know that we don’t want anyone to feel obligated to participate in any of these activities. These are just ways you can help if you are able.”

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