Family friendly Fundraiser to raise awareness, funds for Crohn’s patient

Curving Crohn’s is a benefit for Emily Corley, an 18-year-old who was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. She is the daughter of Crystal and the late Scott Long, as well as Kevin Corley.

The benefit will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 starting at 10:30 am at the Natchitoches Parish Fairgrounds. There will be bounce house slides for $5 all-day-play for the kiddos. Door prize tickets will be given to attendees on entry for a chance to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Also added is a silent auction with some awesome items. Don’t forget the live auction with some great items. The $8 spaghetti plates are gonna be delicious. The kegs are gonna be cold and ready for those $3 donations. A corn hole tournament starting at 12 pm will be fun with a $10 entry fee for a 2 man team. Don’t forget the in house poker run at $10 a hand. There will also be a DJ and some live music.

“It’s gonna be a fun day for the whole family,” said Crystal. “I hope to see everyone there. To all of you that have donated items of any kind I thank you so much it’s so appreciated.”

Emily’s disease is not curable. She will be going to Shreveport 3-4 times a week for several months, slowly progressing to 1-2 times a week, then from twice a month to once a month over a period of a year. She will get infusions to slow the progression and keep all the side effects to a minimum. She will have to tale these infusions for the rest of her life. The infusions will lower her immune system and she will have to stay inside her home except for her doctor appointments. She will not be able to work, and with the frequent trips to Shreveport, the gas will begin to be expensive on top of the bills piling up, food costs, etc.

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