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Treyden's Cabin meets its financial goal


A fundraiser honoring the memory of a baby who lost his battle with cancer has met its goal.

Many remember the story of Treyden Kurtzweil. He passed away in June from leukemia.

The Treyden's Cabin fundraiser was started in August, shortly after his passing.

Three months later, after dozens of community fundraisers and more than 250 donations from across the country, Treyden's Cabin is becoming a reality.

By Friday, Treyden's cabin had already raised $32,800. Organizers for the fundraiser we're busy figuring out how to raise the remaining $17,200. That's when the phone rang. An anonymous caller saw the story on Facebook and wanted to help.

The caller wrote the check for the remaining amount needed.

"We started in August and we are at $50,000. It's absolutely amazing," said Brooke Trierweiler, stewardship coordinator for the Marshfield Clinic.

Newsline 9 was there as Marshfield Clinic staff shared the news with Treyden's family and the medical team who worked closely with baby Treyden.

"We thank all the donors, we absolutely are so thrilled beyond belief," said Danine Sell, certified medical assistant.

"I thank everyone that has helped, this is going to make a world of difference to a ton of people," added Brenda Garrigan, registered nurse.

"It will affect people and it will do good, and so in a bad situation something good can come from it, and this is something good," said Carol LaPort, certified medical assistant.

"This is going to be a safe haven for them, an amazing place, a family room for them and they'll enjoy it every single day that they're here and it will help them get through their treatments," added Dr. Michael McManus, a pediatric oncologist.

With the money in hand, Marshfield Clinic staff expects Treyden's cabin to open by spring.

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