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Benefit To Be Held Saturday For Local Woman Battling Thyroid Cancer

Pictured is Angela Waterhouse and her family. Waterhouse was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on March 13 and a benefit for her is set for this weekend. Submitted photo

RANDOLPH — A benefit to help a local woman battling thyroid cancer is set to take place Saturday in Randolph.

Angela Waterhouse was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on March 13. She had her first surgery for a partial thyroidectomy on April 19, and due to the surgery she is now voiceless. Waterhouse is scheduled for a second surgery in the fall and then is set to embark on her journey through chemotherapy and radiation.

Madison Dybka, one of Waterhouse’s daughters, said the benefit, which is set for Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the East Randolph Fire Hall, 141 Main St., Randolph, is not only for medical expenses.

“Due to her health Angela is not able to continue working as an LPN at this time,” Dybka said. “We decided to have this benefit for not just raising funds for medical expenses, but to surround her with love and the community she has always provided us.”

Activities at the benefit include food, more than 70 donated baskets, baked goods, a kids wheelbarrow of fun, and a wheelbarrow of booze for those over 21 years old, a 50/50 raffle, raffle tickets, and live music. Grand Larceny will be playing at 2 p.m.

Donations are accepted and can be given by reaching out to Raven Waterhouse at 716-720-1714 or Angel Lanphere at 716-720-8342.

“I feel people should be interested in the benefit to help surround Angela with love and a community she has always given back to,” Dybka said.

Dybka added that the benefit is important to the family to surround Waterhouse with love and support from the community. The benefit will help take the stress off of the family with medical expenses. Overall, Dybka said she hopes the event will give her mother love and support during this hard time for her and the family.

“I’m hoping this event will show Angela the love and support she has behind her through this challenging time she is bravely going through,” Dybka said.

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