Local fundraising efforts are underway to assist Phoenix Bridegroom, 5, who
was diagnosed with type ALL pre B leukemia on Oct. 24.
Phoenix is the daughter of John and Tammy Bridgegroom and sister to Diva.
She is suffering from bleeding and swelling around her brain and is
currently unconscious and on a ventilator at Riley’s Children’s Hospital,
where she is in critical condition. Phoenix started receiving chemotherapy
treatments on Oct. 27 and has shown dramatic improvements in her white blood
Donations in the form of cash or credit are now being accepted at the
Duneland Family YMCA, 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton.
Fundraiser ideas are also welcomed and can be sent to
The Porter Masonic Lodge #137 will host a bake sale and silent auction on
Nov. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at the lodge, 13. N. Lincolnway, Valparaiso. The
event will help raise funds for the Bridegroom family.