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April 9, 2013

Benefit to be held for child

BUSSEY — Ivan James Pinegar has a rare type of cancer and needs to travel to Minnesota for treatment. A benefit lunch and auction will take place Saturday to help pay for his treatments.

Pinegar, 15 months old, has neuroblastoma. His parents, Kyle Pinegar and Haley Seddon. of Knoxville, are taking him to Blank Hospital in Des Moines for his first rounds of chemotherapy. He will need to travel to the children’s hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., for bone marrow treatments.

Karmen Merriweather is organizing a barbecue lunch and auction Saturday at the Twin Cedars High School cafeteria. The free-will offering lunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m. and the auction begins at 3 p.m.

The proceeds will help defray travel costs and hospital expenses, Merriweather said.

“He’s on his first round of chemo,” Merriweather said.

They left Sunday to travel to the children’s hospital in Minnesota for a bone marrow treatment, she said.

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Herald Editor Duane Nollen can be reached by email at oskynews@oskyherald.com

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