|Dinner, dance will help Daisy Pasley’s family with medical bills|
Daisy Pasley, 4, enjoys time with her parents, Loraina and Adam Pasley, after her dance class performed their spring recital. A benefit is set for Saturday to help the family with medical bills.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
By LEIGH PROM - Staff Writer
A benefit dinner and dance is set for Saturday, July 21 to help the family of 4-year-old Daisy Pasley, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 1.
The Redwood Community Association will host the event to help Daisy's family with medical costs.
When Daisy was 1, she began having seizures, which eventually led to the diagnosis, according to her mother, Loraina Pasley of Moneta.
In August 2009, Daisy underwent surgery to remove the tumor, which was the size of a 50-cent coin, Pasley said. Tests revealed the tumor was malignant and the cancer was very aggressive.
In February 2012, the tumor had reappeared, and the family decided to treat the tumor with radiation instead of another surgery because Daisy has a mild case of autism, Pasley said. She underwent the treatment in April.
An MRI in June 2012 revealed that the tumor was no longer growing. Another MRI is scheduled for October.
In the meantime, Daisy has not had any seizures in two years and is no longer on medication, Pasley said.
The Pasley family has lost their home and one vehicle because of the medical expenses related to Daisy's treatments, Pasley said. The family is two months behind on payments for the one vehicle they still have.
All proceeds from the dinner and dance Saturday will help the family with medical expenses, according to Stephen Bousman with the Redwood Community Association.
The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and includes spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $5 per plate and takeout is available.
The dance will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. with music by the Dry Hill Draggers and Friday Night Bluegrass Band.
An auction is set for 8:30 p.m. All donated items for the auction need to be on site by 3 p.m.
To make a donation and for more information, contact the Redwood Community Association at 540-243-0045.