Ellsworth community rallies behind 16-year-old with cancer

Community rallies behind Ellsworth girl fighting cancer.

ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Sherri Hill is a 16-year-old girl, who has already battled more health issues than some might have in a lifetime. Since the age of five, Hill has had to deal with a rare brain cancer. The cancer is back for a fourth time. 

"She was diagnosed at the age of five. They operated, and she went through chemo and radiation. She was good for about five years and then the cancer came back," said Holly Lounder, a friend of the Hill family.

According to Lounder, the cancer is found in middle-aged men, so there's not a lot of research or statistics. But depsite the unknown, Hill remains optimistic, taking it one day at a time.

"She's just like, 'Oh, got to deal with this now. Okay, what's next?' I just admire her a lot," said Lounder.

The Ellsworth community is coming together to help Hill fight this most recent diagnosis. They will be picking apples at Johnston's Orchard on Saturday, September 17th. They will sell the picked apples in church the following day.

"With a family like this, they need a huge amount of support," said Lounder.

Anyone willing to help out the Hill family or pick apples on September 17th can contact Holly Lounder at 207-667-4200. Holly can also be reached on Facebook: Holly Maddocks Lounder or by e-mail: riot.maine@gmail.com

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