Community responds with love and support
A hot dog sale to raise money to help a Walhalla High student with his medical bills raised more than $10,500, but Nancy James says donations for Alex “Skeeter” Smith continue to arrive. A 10th grader and band member, Alex has what’s described as a marble-sized tumor at the stem of his brain. Doctors hope to remove the tumor through surgery and then likely schedule chemo and radiation treatments. Last Saturday’s benefit was held at Walhalla Tire and Service on Main Street. Band supporter James says anyone who would like to make a donation can leave it with Joyce McCall, a band parent, at Shoes and More Cards and Gifts in West Union.