Cooper County communities team up to help Brynna Eads
Local communities are combining their efforts for one cause; to help a child battling cancer, Brynna Eads. A benefit will be held at the Pilot Grove Community Building on Sunday.
Brynna was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia just days before her third birthday. The diagnoses was given after a routine visit to the pediatrician's office for some unusual bruising.
Treatment began immediately. At times, Brynna acquired high fevers and had to spend short durations in the Intensive Care Unit.
According to friends of Brynna and her family, Brynna has a spunky little spirit that has made her a great fighter.
While Brynna resides in Clifton City with her parents Matt and Stefani and older brother Brayden, her family once resided in Pilot Grove. Stefani works in Pilot Grove at Katy Manor. The family attends school in Otterville.
Individuals from the surrounding communities quickly came to the aid of the family and derived a plan to help them through this struggle. 'Team Brynna' was formed and t-shirts sales started immediately. To this date, 350 have already been sold. More than 31 handbags have been sold throughout the area to benefit Brynna.
A committee of Katy Manor co-workers, friends and family from all three communities (Pilot Grove, Clifton City and Otterville) began planning a benefit.
With generous donations from area businesses and individuals the committee will be hosting a pulled pork dinner, silent auction and live auction on Sunday at the Pilot Grove Community Building. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The dinner will also include potato salad, baked beans, slaw, homemade dessert and drink. Silent auction items will be available for bid between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 2:15 p.m.
Donations and/or benefit information can be obtained by contacting Jaclyn Inskeep at 660-473-6596.