Benefit for Girl Battling Cancer


A community is coming together to help a little girl battling a rare cancer.

Saturday afternoon, a fundraiser was held in Bristol to help the family of Karsyn Bell pay for medical expenses.

Event organizers say the benefit raised at least $14,000.

Two-year old Karsyn Bell had a cancerous tumor removed in January.

Her parents Anne and Brad Bell say the little girl kept complaining of head pains.

Since the surgery Karsyn has been undergoing daily radiation treatments at a hospital in Bloomington.

Today a silent auction and raffle were held in Bristol to help offset the cost of the medical bills.

“We kind of knew this day was coming but we still don't know how to thank everyone for their support,” says her father, Brad Bell.

“If you look at our daughter it is hard to understand everything going on inside of her. She is full of life. She is happy and it’s really unreal but we have a wonderful group of professionals and we have a lot of faith in them,” says Anne Bell.

Karsyn's parents hope she'll be done with her radiation treatments by mid-April before her third birthday.

There's no guarantee she won't have to have more treatments in the future.

If you would like to help the Bell family you can make a donation at any First Source Bank to the Karsyn Bell Fund.


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