Paso Robles community members came out to support the family of a Paso Robles police sergeants whose daughter is battling a rare autoimmune disease.
The corn hole tournament in Paso Robles Downtown City Park was planned to help pay for Jadyn Lehr’s medical bills.
Her father, Ricky Lehr said was hospitalized at the end of June for abdominal swelling.
"We went from planning our summer vacation to getting rushed to Fresno’s children hospital and an ambulance not knowing what’s going on with our daughter," Lehr said. "Next thing we know the doctors are doing emergency procedures on her heart and telling us she’s in full kidney failure, and it was just a life-altering moment."
Shortly after Jadyn also found out she had a previously undiagnosed heart defect.
"The doctors figured to treat her disease she would need a pretty good dose of chemo treatments and full dialysis," Lehr said.
Currently, she is still fighting the disease. In six months her father said they will go back to the hospital and see if they can move forward with trying to get her new kidneys for a transplant.
The event was described by organizers as "the biggest corn hole tournament Paso Robles has ever seen." It has corn hole, beer, food and a silent auction.
"It’s been so wonderful for people to help us through one of the hardest moments of our lives," Lehr said. "The support from the county is helping us through something we weren’t prepared for."
Jadyn’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for her medical expenses.