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Addie's Memorial

Tree planting, butterfly release held Sunday in memory of 8-year-old


Anthony Ruiz

Second grade classmates of Adeline "Addie" Elder, who passed away in February from a malignant brain tumor, shovel dirt with their hands during a tree planting ceremony held in the 8-year-old's memory at the Living Memorial Gardens in Sidney.

Dozens of children, along with parents, teachers and other members of the Sidney community attended a tree planting and butterfly release Sunday afternoon at the Living Memorial Gardens in memory of 8-year-old Adeline "Addie" Elder who passed away from a brain tumor in February. "It was amazing what they did for her," Addie's mother, Kristin, said.

In Jan. 2015, Addie was diagnosed with stage four Glioblastoma Multiforme, a rare and highly malignant form of brain tumor, shortly after her family had moved from Missouri to Sidney. She underwent treatment while continuing to attend second grad...

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