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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Business Raising Money to Send Beechwood Senior with Inoperable Brain Tumor on Trip of a Lifetime


Ashley Schaefer is a Beechwood senior softball player and cheerleader.

In December she was diagnosed with a Midline H3 K27M Glioma Neoplasm and later that month on December 20th, she had surgery to remove part of the tumor. It wasn't completely successful because the tumor was located in part of the brain that isn't accessible.

It is now inoperable.

Being the warrior that she is, Ashley was still able to leave the hospital to spend Christmas with her family at home.


Since the beginning of the year, Ashley has been fighting hard with further treatments and has finished a run of eight weeks of radiation while she continues chemotherapy. Her goal is to keep fighting so that she is able to make her high school graduation in May with her fellow classmates in Fort Mitchell.

Her father, a firefighter in Covington/Edgewood, is taking Ashley on a trip of a lifetime after she graduates.

The destination is simply, "wherever Ashley wants to go," and the goal is to spend as much quality time together as possible.


The Midway Cafe in Fort Thomas, BB Riverboats, NEAT Bourbon Bar, Rich’s Proper, Union 42 Bourbon & Brew,  and Mainstrasse Village Pub are helping to raise money to offset some of the costs of the trip and medical bills. These six business are known as “Select Six” locations that have banded together to offer special collection of bourbon barrel picks in northern Kentucky.

The properties of Select Six have purchased and donated items to create an exclusive gift basket that includes apparel, gift certificates for local experiences, and several premium bottles of bourbon.

The donated items, up to at least four baskets, have a value of nearly $4,000.

You can purchase tickets by stopping into the Midway Cafe (1017 S. Fort Thomas Avenue) anytime between now and May 4. Raffle winners will be drawn live on Fort Thomas Matters' Facebook page at 2:00 p.m.

They will also be donating a portion of sales that day during the Derby at their location.

Raffle ticket prices are below:

$5.00 per ticket
$20.00 for 10 tickets
$50.00 for 30 tickets


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