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Girls from local American Heritage Troop raise funds for leader battling cancer

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA)- Girls from a local American Heritage Girls Troop hosted a “Think Pink” vendor fair to help raise funds for one of the leaders of their local troop, Rachel Quesenberry.

Quesenberry, was diagnosed with breast cancer last January. The troop leader has been traveling back and forth to Huntington for chemo, surgery, and doctors’ appointments ever since.

“We’ve all known her since we were little, and she was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and she needs help paying for chemo,” Troop, Rebekah Stephens said.

Organizer and Vice President of the troop, Leigh Korn said she’s proud to see her girls want to help someone in need.

“I’m so proud. I’m proud as a mom because my daughter is in the troop, but I’m proud of these teenagers that have put countless hours into this preparing it and promoting it. They’ve been great with the promoters today and I’m just so proud, proud of them,” Korn said.

Korn added that giving is what they try to instill in their troop.

“So Rachel is just one of those people that would give you the shirt off of her back. She’s so wonderful and loving to our girls and we just want to teach our girls to give back to other people. We’ve been blessed, and god has blessed us, so we just want to bless her,” Korn said.

The girls say they continue to check up on their leader, and hopes that their actions encourages others to have faith and stay strong during troubled times.

“We’re praying for you, there’s hope, and you can do it and make it through,” the girls said.

Vendors fees will go directly to Quesenberry, as will 100% of the proceeds from selling baked goods and a raffle. The raffle included a Chick-fil-A goodie bag with gift cards and some handmade dolls and jewelry.

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