SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) - Aubrey Wayman is a Westside Elementary 5th grader who is fighting a type of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
She was diagnosed last summer and has spent the last few months in and out of treatments.
“I look at the positive side and not the negative side most of the time because it keeps my hopes up to see a better side of this,” said the 5th grader.
Her parents, Nicole and Adam, say they are overwhelmed by the community support for their daughter.
“We’ve been supported by countless people we don’t even know,” said Adam Wayman. “Everything else going on in the world, it just puts it into perspective that there’s still a lot of good people out there.”
“She’s a good reason to come out and donate blood,” adds Nicole Wayman.
Sarah Seltzer and her husband Josh are former neighbors of the Waymans. They wanted to do something to help the family.
“We thought this would be the best way because it can affect other people as well, more than just Aubrey,” explains Seltzer.
They organized a blood drive at their business Elite Embroidery, located at 175 Business Park Drive.
Seltzer says she’s amazed by how quickly the spots have filled up.
“I think since this past summer the community in general has learned to pull together and I think it’s great that we’re rallying around this little girl,” said Seltzer.
Walk-in donors will be welcomed too. They will also be selling bracelets which say 'Team Aubrey' on them and proceeds will go to the Wayman family.
Aubrey has a long road ahead of her for treatments, but she’s hoping to get back to normal soon.
“I want to get better so I can do all the stuff I was doing before this,” she said.
To sign up or find more details about the blood drive, click here.