NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Friends and family members are hosting a benefit for a 47-year-old Nacogdoches native who is a graduate of both NHS and Stephen F. Austin State University who is battling cancer and has endured two kidney transplants since 2002.
"Mike is fighting a tough battle with cancer and has already endured 2 kidney transplants in the past few years," a flyer for the benefit stated. "He is a fighter, and is trying to prepare himself and his family for a lengthy surgery soon. So let's all come together and help support him and his family through this tough time in their lives!"
Kathleen Lambright, a friend of Michael McDaniel and family, said in an e-mail message that McDaniel has endured a combined three years of dialysis. In addition, McDaniel has a type of cancer that is very rare; only 49 cases have been reported worldwide.
"Michael has completed his chemotherapy treatment and must now have a very extensive surgery that will once again bring new challenges to his way of living," Lambright said.
The benefit will be held at Lugnutz from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct.19. Lugnutz is located south of Nacogdoches on U.S. Highway 59.
Barbecue plates of beef brisket, homemade potato salad, beans, and all the fixings will be available for dine-in or carry out for $10 each. Live entertainment will be provided by the Matt Broadus band.
An account has been set up for McDaniel at Bancorp South.
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