Hope For Calle Benefit is January 18 [AUDIO]
It is with much emotion that I write this blog about a little girl and her family, of whom I really don’t know, but want to be there to help and give Hope for Calle. Maybe you have heard of 5 year old Calle or Caroline Cronk and if you do not know her you can certainly show up at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, January 18 at 7 p.m. and help raise money for research into her disease, DIPG. (source ktvq)
Calle was diagnosed with DIPG, which stands for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. It’s a tumor that sits near the brain stem that impacts a person’s face muscles and ability to walk. Just over 200 children are diagnosed every year. “By about 2 years, less than 20-percent of the patients are expected to be alive. Over a long term period of time, less than 2-percent of the patients are alive,” said Pediatric Oncologist Courtney Lyle.
At the moment Calle is under radiation treatment and taking medication. This little girl is 5 years old! Lets make her family motto stand true and that is,”miracles happen”!
The benefit is again Friday the 18th at 7 p.m. at the Shrine. The comedy show planned will include Lukas Seely,Ty Barnett, Mark Dawson and Auggie Smith. The comedians are donating there fees to the cause! Tickets to the comedy benefit are $20 each. They can be purchased at Uberbrew, Connect, Yellowstone Bank, TNT, the Shrine Auditorium and tickets300.com. If you cannot make the benefit you may donate to the Hope for Calle account at Yellowstone Bank branches.
Show the love for Calle and “like” her Facebook page here!
Family friend of the Cronk’s, Matt Duray was a guest on The Billings Morning News.