Luthersville Walk-A-Thon

Event to help with kidney transplant for 7-year-old

by W. Winston Skinner

A fundraiser will be held in Luthersville on Saturday for a 7-year-old who needs a kidney transplant.

'Shaderecka Grier is a second-grade student at Unity,' said Kasey Calhoun, the school nurse at Unity Elementary School in Luthersville. 'She was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease last winter and will be having a kidney transplant soon.'

Calhoun said insurance will 'cover the cost of the actual transplant but does not help with any others costs, such as transportation to and from doctor visits and time out of work for her mother - who will be giving the kidney.' In addition, 'some medication that will be needed after the surgery' is also not covered by insurance, Calhoun said.

Several events have been planned to help raise money to cover Shaderecka's medical costs.

'There was a softball tournament this past weekend, and sometime in October there will be a charity motorcycle ride starting at Unity and traveling to Pine Mountain,' Calhoun said.

This coming Saturday, there will be a Walk-A-Thon at the Luthersville City Complex. The city complex is located at the old Luthersville Elementary School on Wortham Road.

The registration fee is $5. Registration will begins at 8 a.m.

'The walk will start at 9 a.m.,' Calhoun said. 'Please come out to support sweet little Shaderecka.'



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