Haunted House fund-raiser for brain tumor victim

October 24, 2012

Staff Report

The Janesville Community Haunted House, 1634 E. Racine St., Janesville, Wis., is a fund-raiser project to help with the continued care of Katie Clayton, 24, who was diagnosed with a malignant tumor on her brain stem in March 2011. This tumor has paralyzed Katie on her left side, taken away much of her eyesight, and has now left her bedridden. She has had three brain surgeries and radiation, none of which worked, and there is no more medical intervention that can be done. Hospice has been set up in her home. She is a graduate of Parker High School.

The haunted house is being run by Tom Clayton, her brother, with the help of many friends and family. The house is open every day but Monday, through Oct. 31. The hours are: Friday and Saturday, 7-11 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 7-10 p.m.; and Sundays, 7-10 p.m. There will be matinees from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons. General admission is $8. The haunted house is near Craig High School, behind Fairview Floral.

There is also a Facebook page for the haunted house under “Janesville Community Haunted House” as well as a page about Katie’s fight: “The Fight for Katie.”

From the Oct. 24-30, 2012, issue

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