Aubry Glenn's dream is to run again and enter ninth grade with her friends.
Glenn, 14, is currently putting all of her energy into a battle against cancer at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
She was diagnosed with cancer of the spine earlier this year, and is in her seventh week of battling the insidious disease.
And while a team of medical professionals are working diligently on her behalf, family and friends of the eighth-grade middle school student have pitched in as well.
Called "Angels for Aubry" the group have organized a benefit at 4 p.m. on May 11 at Miller Middle School to help the Glenn family defray significant medical expenses.
Tiffany Eibs, Kathy Luethje, Crystal Prusha, Amber Robbins and Bill and Heather Simmons, among others, will be working that day while hosting a bake sale, silent auction and other activities.
If You Go ...
WHAT: Benefit for Aubry Glenn, 14, of Marshalltown
WHEN: 4 p.m., May 11
WHERE: Miller Middle School, 125 S. 11th St., Marshalltown
"We'll auction a whole hog, other items, and have T-shirts and sweatshirts for sale at $10 and $20 respectively," said Prusha.
Aubry's brother, mixed martial arts fighter Rick Glenn of Milwaukee, will be on hand, and will contribute autographed memorabilia for the auction
The group is sponsoring a meal, too, with a $5 requested donation.
Aubry's fight is the second major medical challenge to confront the Marshalltown family.
Aubry's father, Frank, is recovering from open heart surgery.
"Aubry is hoping she is well enough to travel to Marshalltown on May 11," said Paulette Glenn, Aubry's grandmother, who stays with Aubry. "Because the cancer is so close to her spine, surgery is not an option. So Aubry has radiation treatments five days a week at, which are hard on her."
If those treatments are successful, Aubry will be allowed to return home, but must partake in extensive chemotherapy treatments.