Fundraiser on Sunday for 7-year-old girl fighting cancer

August 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

7-year-old Sophia Thompson is fighting a rare form of soft-tissue cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma – so rare that only 350 cases are diagnosed each year. That means big medical bills, as little Sophia goes through chemo and deals with a feeding tube to help keep her from losing too much weight. Her classmates at West Seattle Montessori School (WSB sponsor) are hoping you will help them help Sophia and her family – by buying lemonade from them at their fundraising stand outside the West Seattle Farmers’ Market this Sunday, 10 am-2 pm. You can find out more about Sophia – and make a donation now – at There’s also a benefit at 7 pm August 25th at Bison Creek Pizza in Burien, 630 SW 153rd, with raffles and music, plus of course pizza. But first – lemonade this Sunday!


  1. What a wonderful little girl! We will be there to support you and your family! Good luck to you!

    Comment by Woodsman — 4:39 pm August 15, 2012 #

  2. Thank you for sharing this, will definitely look for lemonade at the Farmer’s Market.

    Comment by Holli — 10:58 pm August 15, 2012 #

  3. I also have a 7 year old. This is one brave little girl, and I’m glad she has such a supportive and loving family. We look forward to buying lemonade on Sunday!

    Comment by evergreen — 11:29 pm August 15, 2012 #

  4. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Sophia. We are so moved and amazed by your courage and grace.

    Comment by WS Friends — 2:16 pm August 16, 2012 #

  5. Love this! We will plan to be at Bison Creek on the 25th.

    Comment by Sassy — 2:56 pm August 16, 2012 #

  6. I saw a comment that apparently was removed, that concerned me as well.

    First, I think it’s great to see people helping this family. I had sent a donation myself.

    The question is did they obtain the proper health permits to serve food and did they need any other special city license?

    I’ve seen groups trying to do the same thing and get shut down because of needed permits and would be a shame that other similar people/groups in this situation are favored vs others.

    Comment by LR in WS — 1:22 pm August 19, 2012 #

  7. And what groups were these – when and where? When the topic came up two years ago
    the health dept. said it couldn’t recall ever having shut down a lemonade stand.

    Comment by WSB — 1:35 pm August 19, 2012 #

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