The Jackie and Mitch Grubb family have long known they have the support of their friends and neighbors. Now they can probably add a long list of strangers to the list of people who care.
Approximately $4,100 was raised during a Chris Cakes pancake dinner to help pay expenses related to Cameron Grubb’s serious medical condition. The 6-year-old boy was diagnosed in the spring of 2014 with Midaortic Syndrome (MAS) with renal artery stenosis.
Cameron and his mom will return to Boston Children’s Hospital in the near future for the first of two kidney auto-transplants. This surgery entails moving his organs into the lower abdomen.
“We are grateful to everyone for this awesome fundraising event,” Jackie said. “It has helped Cameron’s medical fund tremendously and we thank the community for its generosity. I left the fundraiser feeling very blessed and loved.
“This is so important when facing medical challenges,” she continued. “Those who lend support make us stronger so we can forge ahead in this next challenge. Cameron ate lots of pancakes but most importantly, he got to feel lots of love. It means the world to us that he was celebrated and could be a part of such a wonderful day.”
More than 300 people were served at the dinner Dec. 6 in the Hoisington Activity Center; door-prize drawings also were included.
Donations to the Cameron Grubb Medical Fund may still be made at First Kansas Bank locations in Hoisington, Claflin and Great Bend.
“Everyone can be assured that every cent will help with our medical-related expenses,” Jackie said. “We are so thankful to everyone involved; they define what community means.”