Layla Julien was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor last summer and is currently undergoing treatment at a children’s hospital.
MINNEAPOLIS — A fundraising effort for the family of a Minnetonka High School student facing brain cancer has produced a huge response since being launched a week ago.
Her name is Layla Julien, the co-captain of the Minnetonka Skipperettes performance dance team in autumn and the competitive dance team during the winter months. The 17-year-old high school senior suffered slight seizures last summer and was eventually diagnosed with a malignant glioma that can’t be removed.
“Layla’s just an amazing girl. She’s smart and funny and kind, just a really good friend and we love her,” Angie Lindberg, a friend of the Julien family, told KARE.
Lindberg launched a GoFundMe online fundraiserfor the Julien family, explaining they’ll need help with the uncertain path their teenage daughter is traveling now. In just a week the appeal has already …