Posted: Feb 24, 2013 12:43 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Updated: Feb 24, 2013 8:30 PM
A benefit concert is being held today for one of the community's smallest members.
Lilly Bumpus is battling a rare form of cancer and going through a number of surgeries.
The benefit concert started at noon and goes until 10:30 p.m. tonight at the Ranch Restaurant in San Miguel. Money raised will help Lilly's family pay for her medical expenses.
Tickets are $20 at the door and include a barbecue meal.
Two locals decided to put the event on, even though they had never met the family. They both say they were inspired by Lilly's story.
"I don't even know the family. I just knew that they needed help, and I love helping out so I introduced myself to Lilly's parents and told them what we were planning on doing," said Trisha Butcher, one of the event organizers.
"I'd seen the story, and I decided to read it, and it really touched me. i decided, let's go with this, started calling band members and they just climbed on board. Everybody started climbing on board. I had too many bands that wanted to play," said dave Robinson, the other event organizer.
Robinson says they'll keep the event going even past 10:30 p.m. if people are willing to listen and donate to the good cause.
Lilly had one of her biggest surgeries Friday. She had two ribs removed, but her mom says she's doing great. She still has eight rounds of chemo left, but no more surgeries for a while.
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