Vanessa “Nessie” Obando, who will turn 5 on Saturday, has been diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma and will be under chemotherapy treatment for two years. Since 2009, Nessie has gone through surgical procedures for biopsies, a spinal tap, bone marrow aspirations, chemotherapy and transfusions.
The Obando family will have a garage sale to help pay for some of Nessie’s medical costs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The sale will include used and new household items, baby strollers and essentials, TVs, clothes, books and more.
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The Tracy branch of Keller Williams Realty will take part in the company’s Renew, Energize and Donate Day, which focuses on enhancing a facet of the community, on Thursday.
Starting at 8:25 a.m., associates from the office will participate in an all-day readathon at McKinley School, 800 Carlton Way. Radio station Kat Country 103 will kick off R.E.D. Day by broadcasting the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning, and there will be a barbecue for school staff at lunch. From 1 to 2:45 p.m., a disc jockey will play music and students can participate in games and win prizes.
Members of the Tracy fire and police departments will be on hand.
Associates at Keller Williams Realty’s Tracy office have raised money to provide McKinley’s 450 students with backpacks and supplies for the first day of school next year, and they are working to provide soccer nets for the school’s playing field.