‘Fight night’ benefit to help raise funds for local woman battling cancer

Miranda Olinger is a local battling high-grade Immature Ovarian Teratoma. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

On July 25, doctors diagnosed Miranda Olinger with high-grade Immature Ovarian Teratoma, a rare and aggressive malignant germ cell tumor that represents 1 percent of all ovarian cancers.

Typically, it targets women in their mid-20s. There are no symptoms and, by the time it’s discovered, the cancer can be advanced in stage.

“I’m 24-years-old and I have one daughter, Charlieann, and she’s 10 months old,” Olinger said, “and I was terrified when I first found out because I was afraid she might be able to get it some day.”

Olinger was diagnosed at stage 3B. One of the tumors was removed and measured 4.5 inches by 3 inches by 2.5 inches.

When her mother Jonna Olinger found out, she said, “I was terrified, devastated, just totally turned inside out when we got the news that this monster was inside her body.”

On Nov. 18, Miranda’s Fight Night, a benefit hog roast featuring live music and auction, is planned at the Wabash Elks Lodge No.471.

Benefit organizers said that ovarian cancer is curable and urged locals to attend the event to support Olinger’s fight.

Miranda’s Fight Night will begin at 6 p.m. with a $10 entry fee.

The Wabash Elks Lodge is located at 225 W. Main St. in Wabash.

For more information, visit Miranda’s Fight Night on Facebook or donate to the cause at

Posted on 2017 Nov 14