May 1 fundraiser was a success for rare disease

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By The Staff


On May 1, we held the first annual “Leaping for Connor and Dane” a fundraiser put on for our sons, Connor and Dane who have a rare genetic disease called Fanconi Anemia.

It was a huge success thanks to our great family, friends and community. Special thanks to the following for helping to make this happen: National Guard Armory, Fillin’ the Blank, Gallatin Steel, Fun-Zone Inflatables, Patrick and Heather Mefford, Robby and Jodi Shepherd, Mike and Torie Hewitt, Mike and Jennifer Cole, Bryan and Amy Dermon, Renee Coghill, Steven and Melissa Clifton, Debbie and Annie Kemper, Bobby and Connie Giles, Laman Stark, Jamie Kinman, Dan Stewart, Jay and Alice Richter, Terry Hunter, Danny and Wanda Hewitt, Malisa Sullivan, Theresa Lewellyn and Lonnie and Kathy Mefford, Pat Lucas, our parents Leslie and Linda Clifton, Bill and Sue Mefford, Carrollton Wesleyan Church, Worthville Baptist Church, Brandy Collins, KFC, Hometown Pizza, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Subway, New China, El Nopal, Coopers, Blossom Shop, Nail Pro, South End Diesel, Honey Tree Farm, Welch’s, Purse Heaven, Glauber Sports, Carrollton Office Supply, Design with the Tymes, Rut-N-Strut, Nicole Weed, the ladies at First National Bank, Pam Raisor, Bud Kemper, Mark and Corey Harmon, Angie Smith, Stacey Peck, Rene Shepherd, Bobby Shepherd, all who donated bake sale items and yard sale items and those who stayed and helped clean up. All of the turtle race buyers and the business who bought the turtles, DRC, IMI, Earl Floyd Ford, State Farm, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Carrollton Federal, NAS, Kinman Chevrolet and Craig’s. A special thanks to Carrollton Federal the winner of the corporate turtle race; they donated their $500 winnings back to the foundation. Also the winners of the individual race Jason and Stacie Cameron and Rileigh Darnold who also donated their $250 winnings back. The Compton family from Myrtle Beach also donated their $250 winnings back. Thanks to all who participated in the Corn-Hole Tournament. Other special thanks to Bill Mack, the corn-hole winner who also donated his winnings back as well. Thanks to Jimmy Mundane and his group for coming out and providing us with some entertainment.

I am sure that I have missed someone and I will go ahead and apologize. There were so many people who helped and supported us in one way or another. Also there were 50 people who signed up to be on the National Bone Marrow Registry and I want to thank you. You could be part of helping to save someone else’s life, so thank you.

Please don’t let anyone tell you that there are no good people left in this world because we can say from first hand experience that it’s not true. Our community has been amazing and we appreciate everything that was and has been done.

God has shown us some amazing things through our journey and one of those is how loving people really are. I know that He will continue to help us and guide us in this life long journey that we are on.

I look forward to our next event and hope that you will want to be part of this. Again we are so humbled and all that I can say is Thank You from the bottom of our heart. God is so good.

Stacey and Jeremy Mefford