AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A pasta dinner was held Saturday afternoon for a young girl battling a rare disease.

Six-year-old Sofia Angiuli is one of 16 children worldwide with leukodystrophy. It’s a progressive, terminal neurodegenerative disease.

The pasta dinner helped raise money for the family to add an accessible bedroom and bathroom for Sofia.

“They’re a family of five. They have two daughters and a baby on the way and so it’s very hard on a day-to-day basis. It’s a lot of work on the parents and her caregivers, so to have that handicap-accessible first-floor bedroom and bathroom, it’s going to be life-changing and really just make Sofia’s life easier,” said Shelley Webber, a friend of Angiuli’s mom.

The dinner was from 3-8 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Norquest Boulevard in Austintown.

“It’s been a huge turnout so far already, and I’m blown away by everybody being here and how beautiful it turned out,” said Angiuli’s mom Stephanie Kale.

There was also a 50/50 raffle and live music.

Their goal was to raise $20,000, and the dinner ended up raising $28,000.