Benefit for 6-year-old with medulloblastoma set for June 11

A benefit for 6-year-old Alissa Gomez, who has been diagnosed with medulloblastoma, will be held at noon June 11 at 304 E. 29th St.

Medulloblastoma is a cancerous tumor—also called cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)—that starts in the region of the brain at the base of the skull, called the posterior fossa, according to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s website.

Alissa underwent surgery to remove her brain tumor and will have a long period of treatments at Dallas/Fort Worth children’s hospitals for the foreseeable future.

The benefit is being held to assist in defraying costs for the family in regards to travel expenses and missed work.

At the fundraiser, brisket and rib plates will be sold for $10 per plate. Each plate includes brisket and/or ribs, sausage, rice, beans and potato salad. There will also be washer-pitching available as well as slip n’ slides for children and drawings for items donated to the benefit. Additionally, there will be a bake sale, a silent auction and a mini-garage sale.

The event will continue until plates are sold out.

For more information, contact David Duron at 325-716-8368.