Stories tagged with: Baylee Thompson

April 21, 2016 - 5:09pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

The 13th annual Bet on Baylee Casino Day and Auction Night is coming up.

This Saturday from noon to midnight at the Perry County Fairgrounds-Coliseum will host Bet on Baylee. Bet on Baylee chairperson and Baylee Thompson's mother Jody Thompson said this event caters to everyone in the family.

"When we started this 13 years ago which to me seems like yesterday," said Thompson. "We have in mind just vary simple things. And that was to raise awareness and a little bit...

September 15, 2015 - 4:06pm
49 weeks 5 days ago

Every 30 minutes a child is born who will develop a mitochondrial disease by the age of 10.

Mitochondrial disease affects a person's ability to produce energy and causes a variety of symptoms, some of which can be fatal. To promote research and education for a cure, the entire month of September is devoted to raising awareness for this serious, and sometimes deadly disease.

"Usually one in every 4,000 children can be affected with mitochondrial disease, so it's pretty...

April 14, 2015 - 5:50pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

Fifteen year old Baylee Thompson has suffered from mitochondrial disease since she was nine months old.

The disease affects a person's ability to produce energy, and Baylee has never walked nor has she talked. However, her mother, Jody, said things are going well for Baylee. She said Baylee's still completely dependent on others but that her seizures have nearly gone away.

"Her seizures have subsided to almost being non existent which is just a godsend," Thompson said...

September 17, 2014 - 9:49pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

Now for a follow-up on local girl Baylee Thompson and her families effort to raise funds for a cure.

14 year old Baylee suffers from Mitochondrial, which causes energy creating cells to fail. Jody Thompson, Baylee's mother, says an entire month is now being designated to raising awareness of the disease.

"It's usually the 3rd week of September was designated a Mito Awareness Week and that happened in 30 odd states or so now that honor that, but we had a family that lost...

April 5, 2014 - 6:42pm
2 years 20 weeks 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
3 years 48 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
5 years 21 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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