Fundraiser to help Westview student suffering from heart problems

Published: Jan. 9, 2017 at 6:48 PM EST
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A high school student is getting help from his classmates and the community in LaGrange County.

The Westview Jazz Band and Dynamic Singsations are practicing for a benefit next week to help senior Tye Grice.

Tye has had heart problems most of his life and now might even need a heart transplant.

On Monday, Total Value RV handed over the keys to an RV to be auctioned off at the fundraiser.

The owner's granddaughter is a student at Westview, and she told her family they needed to help.

"We've shed a lot of tears with the support that we've had," admits Audrey Green, Tye's mom. "Since Tye is 19, a lot of the bills are coming in his name, so it's his financial responsibility, which I won't let start his life out with that. I want him to start fresh."

The event, which is called "Put a Little Love in Your Heart for Tye," is going to be held Wednesday, January 18, in the Westview Junior High gym.

The silent auction and concessions start at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Westview High School if you would like to help or have questions.

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