Seven dollars is all it will take to help a local mother of three who is facing a major challenge.
Fonda Grisier is a lifelong resident of Williams County who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer for the second time in ten years. Fonda was able to successfully battle the disease the first time around. However, a more aggressive version has been diagnosed, and is now spreading to other areas including her lungs, making her battle even more difficult than before.
Since she is without health insurance, Fonda is currently off of work, and is at the James Cancer Center in Columbus Ohio seeking treatment. Being the single mother of three children, Autumn, Ashley, and Austin, Fonda’s medical bills are mounting higher and higher by the day.
To help alleviate some of the financial burdens that Fonda is facing, a benefit is being held in her honor on November 23rd from noon until 5 p.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, located at 100 Elm Street in Pioneer.
Benefit director Richard Cuffle says it is important that this event is a success. “Fonda has been employed by Sunoco on the Turnpike as a customer service representative for over two years. It is unclear when and if she will be able to return to work any time soon. She has battled in the past, but not to the extreme that it has become” said Cuffle “We need all the support we can get!”
The benefit will consist of a spaghetti dinner, with food, soda, beer, and water. Tickets for the benefit are seven dollars for adults, three dollars for children aged five to 15, and five and under are free. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, baked goods for sale, a silent auction, and a raffle for a some prizes. All of the money that is made from the benefit will go directly towards helping to pay off Fonda’s medical bills.
If you would like to donate to the benefit or help out in any way, contact Richard Cuffle at 419-779-0269 or Sandra Rice at 567-454-7352.