(Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
Blade, son of Roy Jr. and Kristal Hurt of Manila, has been diagnosed with congenital hyperkeratosis. He started having problems when he was eight months old. There is no cure but his parents are looking for treatments to help him. They will be traveling to Kansas to see a team of doctors and they are hoping to be able to take Blade to the Mayo clinic in Minnesota.
Danny and Theresa Fleeman of Manila offered airplane rides Saturday afternoon with all proceeds going to the family.
"Several businesses including Danny and Theresa Fleeman, Exxon, Jr. Food, Gambles, and Harold's donated to the benefit," Mrs. Hurt said. "We want to thank Manila Mayor Clifford Veach and the City of Manila for the use of the Community Center, and Big Daddy LaFonce and all the wrestlers who donated their time. Chief Jackie Hill and Chris Day helped put the wrestling match together. We appreciate everyone who helped and everyone who attended to make this possible."
Bobby Turner, Jennifer Wilson and Doris Murray donated their time to work the concession stand during the wrestling event.