KC community raises funds for medical research

Author: Dustin Henggeler for the Maryville Daily Forum
Published On: 06/10/2016

Since she was a baby, Lindsey Allee has fought neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. She faces many surgeries every year, which sometimes render her bedridden while she recovers, and has developed scoliosis because of NF. With the support of her family and friends, Allee is able to have a normal childhood, never letting NF get the best of her personality.

Since she has been in school, Lindsey’s condition has become known to teachers and building administrators, only growing the support for Allee including fundraising events that go to research toward a cure for NF.

Most recently, faculty from each building at Maryville R-II participated in Jeans for Gene Research. Staff members paid $10 to wear jeans for a week in May. The event raised $745 for Allee’s team, Lindsey’s Lucky Stars.

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