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Lincoln community to help cancer victim go to Disneyland

By: Carol Percy, Reporter Lincoln News Messenger
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During her difficult bouts with breast cancer over the past two years, Lisa Miller has had one enduring wish: to take her 6-year-old grandson, Braxton, to Disneyland.

With the disease’s recurrence in October, Miller and her family hopes to make a trip to the popular amusement park on Mother’s Day (May 12).

But they need help.

“This community is amazing and I know people will help support this wonderful family,” said Lori Reitman, a sixth-grade math and social studies teacher at Glen Edwards Middle School.

Reitman said that Miller is a popular instructional aide at GEMS for more than 10 years “and has touched many students, parents and staff members with her caring and kindness.”

“She is continuing to fight the illness and is hoping to go to Disneyland to make lasting memories with her husband, Tom, and their oldest grandson, Braxton,” Reitman added.

“Braxton has never been (to Disneyland) and this is a trip Lisa has always wanted to take him on,” Reitman said. “The Miller family is planning to go to Disneyland on Mother’s Day but if Lisa isn’t well enough to make the trip, they’ll postpone it until she can.”

Reitman said that cash or check donations to the trip fund can be sent to Glen Edwards Middle School in care of Lori Reitman or to the “Lisa Miller Help Fund” set up at Umpqua Bank at 571 Fifth St. in Lincoln. The Umpqua account number is 992762047.