Pass the Cash: March 23, 2016 - Addie - News, Weather & Sports

Pass the Cash: March 23, 2016 - Addie

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Children are like little video cameras with legs. They are always watching and they learn more by what we do than what we say. 

This week as we Pass the Cash, we all need to watch two young girls from WAVE Country who saw a pretty big problem so they decided to do their best to help as much as they could.

At only 11 years old Carissa Reihm doesn't totally understand what her neighbors are going through.

“I wouldn't know what to do if I had to go through that and she's only two,” she said.

But her heart tells her that 2-year-old little Addie and her family are in a brutal fight for life and survival.

“I know that her Mom had to quit her job to stay home with her and I know that they had to be going through a hard time because they had a lot of bills to pay,” Carissa said.

Carissa did more than just think about it. She had her Mom filled out the nomination form for Pass the Cash on She and her 7-year-old sister Macey, with the help of their Grandma, collected a little over $6 and then they waited hoping I would call.

Carissa said, “Every little bit counts and its all the effort that you put into it not the amount.”
Carissa and Macey just wanted the family to know they were not fighting alone. So we added to the money they collected to the $300 from WAVE 3 News.

We didn't have to go far to Pass the Cash. Addie and her family lived right down the street.

“I've just been thinking how hard it could be for you all to go through all this and even though I heard you had to quit your job and everything,” Carissa said.

Carissa was prepared and doing a great job.

“Can you put your hand out please,” she asked.

Addie's mom, Brittney, knew the girls were stopping by but had no idea they were there to Pass the Cash.
“Thank you so much,” she said. “Our life has been turned upside down. She has grade 4 Glionueral tumor. So she's already been through five rounds of chemo. It's not quite gone yet so were going to be starting radiation next week.”

Meaning more treatment, more tests and more bills, but the real pain for this family we can't fix.

“Putting her through everything she's going through is the hardest part,” Brittany said.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Addie's family with medical expenses. To help, click here.

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