Girl with tumor helps world record attempt at window painting

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WBAY) - A 12-year-old girl fighting a tumor on her spin is helping to set a world record. And you can help, too.

Sydney Berndt (in front) and LeRoy Butler paint window panes for the Windows for a Cause display (WBAY photo)

Sydney Berndt has had numerous treatments and now needs to wear a brace on her leg to help with walking.

Thursday in Kaukauna, she helped work on a world record attempt for the largest display of painted windows.

Sydney and former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler both painted the first of 1,500 windows going on display by next Tuesday.

They're part of Tundraland's Windows for a Cause auction. With the proceeds, Tundraland is granting Sydney's wish of getting a chance to train a beluga whale at Sea World in Florida.

"I think that's it's really cool that he chose Make-a-Wish and that everyone chose to help me, I'm really grateful," Sydney said.

Sydney said she's been waiting a long time for her wish, and she's really excited about it.

With 1,500 window panes to paint, Tundraland is looking for volunteers for its Guinness world record attempt.

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., people are invited to paint at Tundraland's exhibition center, 2277 W. 41 Frontage Rd. in Kaukauna.

A representative from the Guiness Book of World Records will come on Tuesday, August 21, to confirm the record.

The Windows for a Cause fundraising auction is that same Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. at the exhibition center. There is no cost to enter.

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