On September 17th, 27-year-old Melissa Wilkins was diagnosed with brain cancer. Since then she’s been in surgery a few times, including last week when doctors had to remove a bone that may be infected and has been in the hospital for weeks at a time. With the insurance limit of $100,000, friends and family are trying to raise money to pay the bills.
Conor Byrne is holding a benefit on Friday evening to help cover Wilkins’ medical bills. “Three amazing local singer/songwriters will be performing throughout the evening – one of which is Melissa’s sister, Leanne,” Rachel Parrish writes on the Keep Singing: A Benefit for Melissa Facebook page. “There will be a HUGE raffle for more items than you can imagine – haircuts, massages, huge Mary Kay baskets, and gift cards to local coffee shops and restaurants galore. These raffle tickets can be purchased for either $5 or $10 depending on what you’re trying to win!”
The benefit starts at 7:30 p.m. with a $15 suggested donation at the door. If you can’t attend, but would like to donate, click here.