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Treyden's Cabin closer to becoming reality


A tribute to a Stratford boy who lost his battle with cancer is making great progress.

It's called "Treyden's Cabin." The fundraiser is aiming to transform a waiting room at the Marshfield Clinic into a dreamland for children.

Now the fundraiser is halfway to it's $50,000 goal to complete the project.

"The fact that we are over halfway, we just started a few months ago it is a huge testament to the community, they have really rallied behind the cause," said Brooke Trierweiler, stewardship coordinator with the Marshfield Clinic.

So far the fundraiser has collected more than $28,000.

Trierweiler says that donations have been coming in from all over the country.

"Texas, Colorado, New York, a lot of it is coming in from Wisconsin and central Wisconsin in particular," Trierweiler said.

Merle Norman Cosmetics and Day Spa in Marshfield is one of the many local businesses that has contributed to Treyden's Cabin.

"In the month of October our goal was to completely fill our front window with the Treyden squares," said Shelley Babcock, owner of the Merle Norman Cosmetics and Day Spa.

The business raised close to $600 by selling the squares.

"This is about children, these are about kids that are ill, they need our help, we need to make them comfortable," said Babcock. "It's grown so much beyond just the story of Treyden, but more just about kids with cancer and what we can do to make them feel more comfortable in their environment."

Treyden's Cabin will be decorated in a log cabin theme. It will feature toys and electronic gadgets all designed to make it easier for kids with cancer dealing with the treatments that they need.

"We're really looking forward to making this a reality," said Trierweiler.

Trierweiler tells Newsline 9 that they already have the design plans drawn up.

If you would like to learn how you can donate to Treyden's Cabin you can visit the Saving Teyden Facebook page at:

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