Valley residents support child with cancer's birthday wish

March 10, 2013 12:39:12 AM PST
Hundreds of people across the Valley have stepped forward to help a little girl suffering from a rare brain cancer get her birthday wish.

Today organizers held a car wash and bake sale in Madera to raise money for 4-year-old Abby Grace Needham.

Abby is turning five later this month and she told her family she would love to go to Disneyland.

Jamie Gallegos of Children's Ministries said, "It started as a car wash to help her raise money for Disneyland but she exceeded that amount on Tuesday this week so then it turned into the community supporting her family with pediatric awareness for cancer."

All of the proceeds from Saturday's car wash and food sales will go to the Needham family.

Organizers say they were touched by Abby's story and felt inspired to help.