Benefit Held for Jonathan Carrington - | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

09/14/07 - Lufkin

Benefit Held for Jonathan Carrington

by Ramonica R. Jones

A benefit was held in Lufkin Friday on behalf of Jonathan Carrington. Everything collected during the fundraiser will pay for the ten-year-old's mounting medical needs.

Jonathan has survived three brain aneurysms and requires home health care at least 80 hours a week. Medicaid stopped providing Jonathan with medical care, and now Jonathan's mom is struggling to take care of him.

Tammy Carrington said, "He has to travel to Florida twice a year to see some specialists there and it costs a good deal of money to be able to see some of his specialists - it can be $3,000 a week for one specialist. He has a vision specialist there and then the cost of travel."  

Outback Steakhouse in Lufkin was only open for lunch Friday. All the money raised during the four-hour benefit will go toward's Jonathan's medical needs. He recently laughed out loud for the first time in his entire life, something doctors said he would never do.

Powered by Frankly