Brewer Fundraiser For Girl Who Had Marrow Transplant
A dinner and auction in Brewer Sunday will benefit the family of a little girl after her bone marrow transplant.
Her name is Bee and she's 6 years old. Almost a year ago, Bee was diagnosed with Sever APlastic Anemia, which left her with no immune system. Over a period of weeks, she received infusions and transfusions, all to try and get her system working again. She had fevers, a staph infection, and pneumonia. Her grandparents, who are raising Bee and her siblings, were eventually told she probably wouldn't survive.
On June 29th, Bee showed the doctors that she's tougher than they thought. She traveled to Boston for intense chemotherapy, which prepared her for her eventual bone marrow transplant. Now, she's recovering at the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor but, unfortunately, can't go home until major renovations are made to her grandparents' house. They need a new sewer system and a new heater, among other projects, and it's all going to be expensive.
So this Sunday, local musicians will gather at Jeff's Catering in Brewer between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. to provide entertainment during a spaghetti dinner and an auction. The fundraiser is called 'Bring Bee Home.' They hope folks will show up to eat, bring some money to bid on the cool items up for bid, including a Waterfront Concert VIP package for the Foreigner/White Snake concert, and enjoy an afternoon of live music. Admission is a suggested donation of $10, which means if you can't afford that much, donate what you can afford. And if you can afford more, they'll be happy to accept it!
The line-up of music is as follows:
- 2:00-2:50 The Ryan Carter Band
- 3:00-4:00 Souled Out
- 4:10-5:00 Driven
- 5:10-6:00 The Ian Black Band
- 6:10-7:00 The Undercover Band
Anyone who can't make it to the fundraiser but would like to help, can do so through a GoFund Me page.