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House catches fire while family is out of town for cancer treatments

Published: Nov. 7, 2014 at 3:00 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM CST
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A Memphis family ravaged by cancer faces another battle now that their house caught fire, destroying virtually everything.

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - WMC Action News 5 first introduced you to Elnora Blackledge-Lee in June 2014 as she guided three daughters through treatment for genetic tumors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Elnora and her family are in Boston for additional treatment. They learned Thursday that their home on Heard Avenue caught fire.

"Now I have five children, with no clothes, nowhere to sleep," she said. "My mom said the Red Cross could give us a couple of nights, but I don't know what's going to happen."

Elnora is sharing limited information with her sick children right now because she does not want to upset them. She and her daughter, Jayla, are coming back to Memphis Friday night.

If you would like to help Elnora and her family, WMC Action News 5 and St. Jude established a fund for them.

You can make donations to "The Lee Family Benefit Fund" at any Regions Bank location.

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