Peyton Kaiser is the starting catcher at Centennial High School. His sister, Kelsey, graduated from Central High School. She has multiple sclerosis and it's progressing quickly.
She recently qualified for a clinical trial at Northwestern University. There, she'll undergo chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.
Kaiser has seizures and even uses a walker because of her condition. After hearing the news, some baseball moms started a fundraiser. The money will go to help Kelsey get to Chicago for treatment, and she's looking forward to it.
"I’m very optimistic about it. I’ve talked to a lot of people it’s helped and it was a woman in a wheelchair and she was able to walk at their son’s graduation after. I just think this will be really good and it will put me into remission so that way I can live life and go back to school and find a good job."
At Thursday’s game, the moms will raffle off prizes, and the money raised at the concession stand will also go towards the cause. Kelsey’s treatment will last 6 to 8 weeks. The family has a medical fund set up.
If you can't make it to the big game, you can mail donations:
University of Illinois Credit Union
2201 South First Street
PO Box 500
Champaign, IL 61824
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