Stories tagged with: Benefit

May 4, 2014 - 8:06pm
16 weeks 4 days ago

A local family held their 3rd annual juvenile diabetes benefit to raise money in hopes of finding a cure for the disease.

Hundreds of people stopped by the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on Saturday to support the West family. Hannah West is 16- years -old and was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age ten. The disease has caused her pancreas to completely stop working and now she uses an insulin pump to compensate. She says although she suffers from complications from her diagnosis...

April 15, 2014 - 8:32pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

The Roseville Community Center not only serves as a meeting place for the community, but also as a facility to provide free health screenings for seniors, a voting precinct, an emergency shelter and much more. But with last winter's harsh temperatures, the facility's 20-year-old furnaces took a beating.

"During the winter time it was horrible. So since December, we've been down one furnace and they're not very efficient so we need to replace those as soon as possible," said...

February 21, 2014 - 11:39am
26 weeks 6 days ago

Local theater goers know the work of Rich Tolliver at the Renner in downtown Zanesville through his directing and performing.

The man who's used to being on the go suffered a setback recently when a piece of construction equipment failed and Tolliver struck his head, lacerating his scalp.

The ensuing hospital stay and physical therapy has caused a hardship financially. That's when his friends decided to give back to Tolliver who's helped to raise more than $100,000 over the year'...

December 29, 2013 - 8:44pm
34 weeks 4 days ago

The family of a local woman who was abducted and murdered earlier this week is keeping her memory alive.

26-year- old Kayla Thompson's life was cut short when she was abducted and murdered while performing her job as a delivery girl for Plus 1 Pizza in Cambridge. She never expected that her delivery to McPherson Avenue would be the last. Guernsey County deputies say that when questioned, a woman at the residence says she witnessed her boyfriend driving the delivery vehicle....

October 26, 2013 - 4:46pm
43 weeks 5 days ago

A benefit was held on Saturday in honor of a 20 year deputy with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office who is battling a life threatening illness.

Almost two years ago, Doug Smith was diagnosed with the incurable disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis. The disease scars and hardens the lungs to the point that victims can no longer breathe. Doug's family and friends gathered to raise money for his medical bills and anti-rejection medication he must take after enduring a double lung transplant....

October 22, 2013 - 6:26pm
44 weeks 2 days ago

A 20 year deputy of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office needs your help after battling a debilitating disease and expensive medical bills and medication.

Doug Smith was diagnosed with a disease in February that causes scarring of deep lung tissue and eventually the tissue becomes so thick, the lungs cannot provide oxygen to other organs.

"He had some asthma-like symptoms,” explained Doug's Sister-in-law, Anita Riley. “He did some checking with the doctor and...

July 26, 2013 - 10:28pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

A special memorial was held Friday night in order to raise money for a local woman who passed away after losing her fight with cancer.

Jana Hahn's husband says they found out she had Melanoma cancer four months ago and originally planned to have a benefit for her to help pay for her medical costs. Brian Hahn says the benefit ended up becoming a memorial once she passed away on June 30th. Hahn says if Jana were here she would appreciate the support.

"My wife was a really...

June 9, 2013 - 5:02pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

A large crowd of people all wearing blue shirts filled Primrose Retirement Center Sunday.

They were all in attendance to support cancer patient, Darlene Ulry to help offset the high cost of medical bills. Her husband, Clyde Ulry works at the retirement home and the Life Enrichment Coordinator, Tammy Grayson says they all support each other at Primrose.

"We're one big family all of the employees and we we are praying today all of the community families will come out help is...

October 27, 2012 - 7:51pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

 A benefit was held at Tree of Life church to help a little boy and his family.

5-month-old Elijah Holliday suffers from several heart conditions, and had to have surgery just days after his birth. Saturday a prayer run and dinner were held to help raise money for the family. 

"The rain kind of put a damper on things." explained Elijah's mother, Chrissy Holliday. "I think we had ten or twelve go on the prayer run, and said it was awesome."

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February 25, 2012 - 6:41pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

A little girl is receiving an outpouring of love and support.

Callista Lynch was born four weeks ago with Spina Bifida and fluid on the brain. Her mother Kim said she was terrified when she learned of Callista's diagnosis, but now, she's just happy to have her baby girl.

"Now that she's here, we know that we have a whole lot of physical therapy ahead of us, we have a whole lot doctor's appointments, but she's, I mean, she's a great baby. She's very calm, she's just like...

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