This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
USU Eastern and the local community raised $9,000 in six hours on April 12 to help a family with medical expenses of their daughter.
The family of 3-year-old Brylee Olsen learned that she has an inoperable brain tumor. While Brylee is receiving radiation treatments at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, the Olsen family is spending as much time together as possible.
To facilitate this, Myra Madrid, a teacher at Castle Heights Elementary School, organized a series of fundraisers to help support the family financially.
The event held at USU Eastern involved fitness classes, a bake sale, food provided by the USU Eastern dining services, and a number of services provided by the cosmetology department.
Debra Prichard, associate professor of cosmetology, was pleased with the results of the fund raiser, “It was great, the community support was unbelievable.”
Prichard credited the results to the hard work of Madrid; Becky Archibald, USU Eastern director of dining services; Alex Herzog, associate vice chancellor of student services and his wife, Shawn Herzog; and the students in the cosmetology program who offered their time and talents. She also thanked the donors for their generosity.