Callista’s Journey Benefit

by Courtney Wheaton on July 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

The second annual benefit for a small girl with large medical expenses was held Sunday.

18 month old, Callista Lynch was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect where the spinal column does not close all of the way, affecting how she moves, grows and develops. She constantly has had to undergo surgery to improve her condition.

"We went under fetal surgery when she was 22 weeks along and I was on bed rest quite awhile. She was born six weeks early and so far we are on our 8th surgery," said her mother, Kim Lynch.

Lynch says that her daughter receives treatment in Columbus and sometimes they can go there three to four times a week. She says family and friends rallied together and created the Callista’s Journey Benefit to help her daughter and other programs that spread awareness about Spina Bifida.

" We like to support the the Central Ohio Spina Bifida Alliance because they are the one getting information out about Spina Bifida and they’re very supportive of the cause, " said Lynch.

At the benefit there was a chicken dinner, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction with most of the items donated by generous individuals or local businesses. If you want to be a part of Callista’s Journey you can donate by visiting her blog.