Rose Creek community raises money for Cora Jean, toddler battling rare genetic disorder

Cora Jean's parents are seeking treatment for her overseas, at a clinic in Germany. In order to get there, the family needs to raise $20,000.

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018 12:37 AM

ROSE CREEK, Minn. – A community is rallying behind one little girl to help her get medical treatment.

Cora Jean is a toddler from Rose Creek and has the rare genetic disorder primary lymphedema, a condition causing her lymph nodes to form abnormally.

Her parents are seeking treatment for her overseas, at a clinic in Germany. In order to get there, the family needs to raise $20,000. That's why their community is helping out.

"In small towns it goes that way," Fred Ulven said, "because everybody knows everybody and it's just the fact that you want to do something for them."

Proceeds from a silent auction, bake sale, and donations will send her to Germany for treatment.

Her parents, Kasey and Brett Rubin, are stunned at the support.

"Amazing. It really has, I mean, everybody from here to 30 mile radius has just been awesome," Brett Rubin said, "and they donated, and stepped up, and helped with everything."

They started the day with over $16,000, and have a goal of raising more.

"As she gets older there's going to be more," Rubin said, "So if we can raise more that's great, but ya know regardless of what happens today, we're going to get her there."

Of course, not without a big "thank you" to all who have helped along the way.

"To me, this is awesome," Rubin said. "This is the best Father's Day gift that I could get."

To donate to Cora Jean's journey, click here.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 66°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 59°
Austin
Broken Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 63°
Charles City
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 64°
Rochester
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 58°
Tracking weaker winds and sunshine before rain chances return.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

${article.thumbnail.title}

Storm Team 3: Isolated strong storms Friday

Image

Tracking A Mixture of Sun & Clouds

Image

"Gearing up" for cycling season

Image

SAW: Katie Saner

Image

Rallying for Reproductive Rights

Image

$52M Dollar facelift at Rochester International Airport

Image

Backpack adventure

Image

Not enough time to eat

Image

Chris' Forecast 5/22

Image

Teachers Display Posters

Community Events