Mother's Kitchen plans benefit lunch

by Bradley Hartsell

On Sept. 14, Mother's Kitchen in downtown Newnan will open its door for the first time on a Saturday, all for a good cause.

Michelle Lytsell of Newnan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December. Lytsell has undergone three rounds of chemotherapy. In April, she received a bone marrow transplant. She is currently in remission. She says she's been telling people: 'The good news is I'm winning the battle. The bad news is it's expensive… even with insurance.'

Lytsell must receive weekly blood transfusions because she is anemic from all the chemo. The bills keep adding up, but people like Lucille Grady Reynolds, who owns Mother's Kitchen, are stepping up.

From 11-3, Mother's is having a $10 plate special that includes a meat, two sides, a drink and a dessert. All proceeds will go to help Lytsell.

Lytsell worked at Caldwell Tanks, next to Mother's, so Lytsell and Reynolds got to know each other well. When Lytsell stopped coming around because of her treatment, Reynolds expressed concern and reached out to Brian, Michelle's husband, and found out about the cancer.

'It's heartwarming to know there's still people out there willing to help,' says Lytsell of Mother's Kitchen, as well as those in the community who've made donations. The Lytsells have raised $2,500, all of which has gone to medical expenses.

Lytsell is posting updates on her progress and taking donations on youcaring.com/helpmichelle. Mother's Kitchen is located at 33 E Broad St. in Newnan.



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