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East Nashville Designer Uses Clothes To Help Friend Battling Cancer

Posted at 10:22 PM, Mar 05, 2017

When East Nashville clothing designer Ashley Gootee learned one of her closest's friends was battling leukemia, she knew she wanted to help.

"I just honestly couldn’t imagine," Gootee said. "Being told you have the c-word. I have no words."

That's when Gootee decided to pull some of her designs out of a warehouse and open a pop up shop in her own driveway.

"This inventory was sitting in the warehouse for a year, and I just decided I needed to have a sale, have a blowout sale," she said. "Every dollar will go to the Mackert's to help them out."

Amanda Mackert was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 18 weeks pregnant, according to a CaringBridge post. She recently underwent a bone marrow transplant.

Gootee's designs will be sold online at www.zamrie.com through Friday, March 10. All proceeds will go to Amanda Mackert and her family.