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Benefits To Help Young Erie Boy Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

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A young Erie boy is fighting for his life. He was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor.
Now, family and friends are asking the community for support.

Less than a month ago, 8-year-old Jax Stone was diagnosed with Brainstem Glimoa, unfortunately it's a rare malignant tumor.
The prognosis is grave.
The family is praying experimental treatment will change the prognosis, he's currently in a Pittsburgh hospital.

It's all obviously taking a toll on family and friends.
Relative, Peyton Kinnear is stepping up to help.
Between travel and medical expenses it's not only taking an emotional toll on the family, but a financial one as well.
So there are lots of benefits, a fund, and events to help the family in this trying time.

"I think everybody feels helpless first and foremost. You don't know what to say, you don't know what to do when you hear something like this. So everybody goes in to a mode of trying to do something," said Kinnear. "And that's where I think between the benefits, 50/50's the auction baskets, T-shirts, golf outings, etc., there's a lot of community response here," Kinnear added.

Two benefits are set for November 9th, one at the Sparrow Pond Family Campground from 5:00-10 p.m., another at the Greene Township Municipal building from 2-9 p.m.

There's also a fund set up, where you can donate at any PNC Bank branch to the Jax Stone Benefit Fund.

This Friday, October 11th the McDowell football team is supporting Jax. At the homecoming game the freshman team will be collecting donations for Jax and his family.

The first annual Jax Stone Golf Scramble is set for Saturday October 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the Whispering Woods Golf Club. It's $75.00 per person and $300 a team.

 

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