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Jun 17, 2015 5:12 PM

Family holding fundraiser for Rochester teen who lost leg to rare cancer


ROCHESTER - The family of a local teenager is hoping an upcoming fundraiser will help pay for a handicapped accessible ramp into their home, after the girl lost her leg to a rare cancer.

Alicia Wade, 18, is on medical leave and has missed most of her final year in high school. Her doctors found a tumor in her leg in 2007, by October of 2014 she was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer.

Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, like bone or muscle.

Alicia had her leg amputated and is on the road to being cancer free.

Alicia Wade, 18, is recovering from sarcoma cancer and is learning how to walk again.

As she learns how to walk again, Alicia's parents Jeff and Tisha are forced to have her sleep in their dining room, because she can't climb the stairs to her bedroom.

Alicia is unable to leave and enter the home on her own, requiring the help of her parents.

"You feel bad because it's your child and not you, so you want to take it from them but you can't," said Tisha Wade.

The family is saving to purchase a ramp for the front entrance to their home.

Alicia will be fitted for a prosthetic leg in a few weeks, in addition to mounting hospital bills, the prosthetic will cost thousands of dollars.

A yard sale fundraiser to benefit Alicia's prosthetic and a new ramp, will be held at their Rochester home on June 27th and 28th at 11 Eastern Ave. in Rochester, N.H.

Alicia Wade's family is saving money to purchase a ramp for their home.

Donations to the yard sale, baked goods and gift certificates are being accepted.

A gofundme page has also been created.

You can find Colleen Shaughnessy on Twitter: @colleenNH1

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