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Liberty Lake PD surprise girl battling cancer, donate $250 for lemonade

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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -

When life gave an 11-year-old girl lemons, the Liberty Lake community helped her make lemonade.

That’s been the motto of the family of Kya Knudsen, who was diagnosed with a form of Leukemia earlier this year.

But when the Liberty Lake Police Department heard that Kya opened a lemonade stand to help raise money for her treatment, they quickly stepped in to help.

“As a father myself having a child in 5th grade and getting ready to go into middle school, going through that type of experience, I have nothing to compare that to,” said LLPD Chief Brian Asmus. “So trying to help the best we can is the best we can do at this point.”

Chief Asmus says the entire department decided to use $250 from their benevolent fund to help support Kya and her family.

They showed up to her fundraiser on Saturday to give her the money and snap a couple photos.

To learn more about Kya and how to help, click here.

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