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Fourth-grader raises more than $2.5K for nonprofit

Posted: 10:20 AM, Apr 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-10 11:21:17-04
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KILLEEN, TX — A fourth-grader who suffers from an autoimmune disease has raised over $2,000 for the cause.

Briana Liles was in kindergarten when she was diagnosed with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

The Trimmier Elementary School student has been selected by the Central Texas Youth Coalition to be a part of the 20th Annual Incredible Kid Celebration on April 17.

Liles has raised more than $2,500 for the Children's Alopecia Project, a nonprofit that hosts camps for children with the disease and build their confidence.

On Lemonade Day, Liles owned and operated her own stand where she raised more than $900 in just two days.

Along with raising money, Liles also volunteers in her community and has earned the bronze, silver and gold Presidential Volunteer Service Awards.