April 17, 2014

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‘Snowflake Ball’ benefits woman battling cancer

Karlie Plasarrived via firetruck with an escort from the Carlisle Township firefighters to her benefit. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Karlie Plas, 20, was diagnosed at age 13 with a malignant form of childhood cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. A “Snowflake Ball” was held Saturday at Ruby’s Hall and Banquet Center in Grafton to help pay for her medical bills. The pink theme for the ball was derived from her nickname — she’s known to family and friends as the “Pink Princess.”

Upon arriving, she danced with Carlisle Township firefighter Louis Hodge.

  • luvmytoaster

    I’m a little disappointed that you didn’t write more about this touching story.

    • Zen Grouch

      They can’t *give* everything away ya’ cheap skate.

      Buy a paper if you want the full story.

  • Bill Brown

    In the day when the news is littered with public servants abusing their positions, its so nice to see some doing great things. Hats off to Carlisle Twp. firefighters….well done gentlemen.