Mya is an eight-month-old from Bowling Green, Ky. She's been diagnosed with two different types of leukemia and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Vanderbilt. Mya is also waiting for a bone marrow transplant.
"We call it her garden. She has to rebuild her garden, the blood cell count to get back to where she's strong enough to continue on with the next stage of her treatment," said Paul Blick, the benefit chair.
Blick lives in the same neighborhood as Mya's family. The neighborhood association is organizing a benefit to help the family with its medical expenses.
"Even after the transplant we're looking at expenses for lodging and the family to stay with her and comfort her," Blick said.
Blick hopes the benefit provides a little something for everyone with food, games and music.
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The entire day will be dedicated to Mya, her sister Alexa and her family.
"If I was in the same situation with my child I would hope someone would step up to the plate and do exactly the same thing," Blick said.
Mya's Miracle Benefit will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Phil Moore Park on Scottsville Road from 10 am to 7 pm. Rainbow tie dye colored bands will be sold for $2 and they come in adult and youth sizes. All the money raised goes toward Mya's medical expenses.
For more information you can call Paul Blick at 782-5964.