Stories tagged with: Baylee Thompson

April 5, 2014 - 6:42pm
15 weeks 4 days ago

"Bet On Baylee" took place Saturday April 5th at the Roseville Community Center from 11AM- Midnight.

The 14 hour fundraiser includes silent auctions, half and half drawings, Texas hold'em tournaments and more. For over a decade Jody Thompson has held this event in honor of her daughter Baylee and to raise funds for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

"Mitochondrial disease stems from a defect in the mitochondria. Mitochondria is where ninety...

September 23, 2012 - 10:08pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

A Crooksville family dealing with the day-to-day struggles of Mitochondrial Disease got the surprise of a lifetime.

"Special Spaces actually started about eight years ago in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is where I'm from," said Faith Glazer, "That's where we lived when my daughter was diagnosed."

"She was diagnosed with Medullar Blastoma, at 3 years and 3 months. She had two brain tumors," she added. "The summer of 2006, Special Spaces came and...

April 2, 2011 - 6:47pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

The community is joining together to help raise money for a national organization.

The 7th Annual "Bet on Baylee" Casino Day and Auction Nite was held on Saturday at the Roseville Community Center. Organizer Jody Thompson said she created the event in honor of her 11-year-old daughter Baylee, who suffers from Mitochondrial Disease.

"We do this in honor of her and give the money to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation which is outside of Pittsburgh and we do...

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