Pictured above are Sabre and Douglas Wright. They are standing by the table placed at the building entrance to welcome community attendees, take donations and sell raffle tickets. (Courtesy photo)
The benefit for Douglas and Sabre Wright and their son Brenton was held at the new 4-H building at the Chase County Fairgrounds Sunday. The soup and dessert meal was enjoyed by over 300 people. (Courtesy photo)
Benefit proceeds earmarked for Wright baby’s medical expenses
A benefit for Brenton Wright, infant son of Douglas and Sabre Wright of Imperial, was held Sunday to help with ongoing medical expenses.
Brenton was diagnosed with a neurological condition called lissencephaly or “smooth brain,” said Kym Weiss, organizer for the benefit.
Weiss said at least 300 people attended the soup and dessert benefit. She said that even though they had a lot of soup, they still ran out.
There were 101 items in a silent auction and 10 items in a live auction, and everything was bid on, said Weiss.
“We sold individual playing cards as raffle tickets. There were 30 small items and gift certificates given as prizes for the raffle,” she said.
Weiss wanted to note that more raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the month of February. There will continue to be a drawing every day through Feb. 28 for a prize package, she added.
Weiss said that Brenton will remain on anti-seizure medicine, but he has been taken off steroids. His immune system is weak, so his parents are limiting visitors for now, she said.
She said Douglas and Sabre are doing well and staying healthy, “and doing what they have to do.”
Weiss said the benefit went very well. It was very successful.
“I want to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to support them,” said Weiss.
To purchase more raffle tickets for the prize package daily drawings, contact Weiss at 308-882-0217.