Rain or shine, community helps boy battle rare disease
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:24:03 GMT —
Sunday may have brought on a lot of rain showers, but it didn't stop hundreds of community members who spent the afternoon outside on the farm to help support a great cause.
The event was called Fun on the Farm, and was put on by a group called CamUnity. The family friendly day was held behind Moomer's Ice Cream and included kid friendly activities like face painting, games, a bounce house, music, kids silent auction, and even a dunk tank.
The activities were free, but donations and proceeds from the event benefited 7-year-old Cam Deering, who for the third time is battling Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), a rare cell disease.
Cam says that seeing the hundreds of people who still came out with their love and support, despite the weather, makes him happy.
"Because every person in this tent is supporting me," said Cam.
Organizers were equally excited seeing the large turnout.
"It blows my mind," said Jenny Walter. "I told Cam, I said, 'Look around all these people are here for you.' And he had the biggest grin that you could ever imagine. You know we were just like this is awesome. We're so blessed to live in such a giving community."
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Cam and his family to help with medical expenses. For more information on how to get involved, click here.