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Local girls auction goats for 6-year-old battling cancer

By Rachel McDaniel When a story about a young girl battling cancer ran in The Herald Gazette recently, two other local girls decided they had to do something to help her. Brooklyn, 8, and Baileigh, 10, asked their mother Krystal Haneline if they could auction off two goats they bottle fed as babies at Buggy Town Auction. Brooklyn said she was excited when they were auctioning the first baby goat and it sold for $390. But it didn’t stop there. The people who kept winning the bid on the goat kept putting the goats back up for auction until a total of $3,300 was raised for Madeline and her family at the Friday night auction. The next night, people who had heard the story of 6-year-old Madeline offered gift certificates to their businesses like photographer Donna Flournoy and others baked cakes and brought sweets to sell. The sweet auctions helped raise $5,000 for the family and it was deposited into a benefit account that has been set up for the family at United Bank. Donations may be made at any United Bank location. ’I am very proud that they heard Madeline’s story and just wanted to do something to give back,’ said Krystal. ‘For them to give up animals that they had hand-raised and that were pets to them made me very proud of them. My parents bought the auction when I was a girl and the people who come are like family to us. They come every Friday night from all over the place, even other states and they have become like family.’ Madeline Monroe Sanders, 6, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. She is the daughter of Joy and Vern Sanders of Forsyth and the granddaughter of Earl and Diane Fortson of Barnesville. Young Madeline got sick at school and was taken to the Monroe County Hospital where a CT scan showed two brain tumors. She was rushed to Scottish Rite in Atlanta where more diagnostics revealed she has one large tumor originating in her brain stem and splitting into two butterfly shaped tumors. She has had a biopsy and a shunt put in place to relieve pressure on the brain.

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