Whitney Corn of Hillsborough has been battling a disease for five years. Only in the last three months did doctors finally confirm that she had what Whitney and her mother had suspected all along—Lyme Disease. and late stage Lyme at this point. On top of her expensive medical treatment—which isn't covered by insurance—Whitney's father died two years ago this month. Not only did the stress of that loss send Whitney's disease into an accelerated downward spiral, it also put the family in financial jeopardy. The Corns lost the family business Whitney's parents had run together, since everything was in her father's name. They fell behind on bills trying to pay for the many, many, many doctor's visits, tests and medication as Whitney was continually misdiagnosed.
To help mitigate the costs and ease the financial strain, Whitney and her mother—together with family and friends—are holding a raffle on July 9 at 4 p.m. at Schley Grange Hall. Free hot dog supper, karaoke and baseball will be offered in addition to the three raffle prizes: a 55=inch Vizio LCD HDTV for first place; a sitting and 11-by-14 portrait, valued at $300, donated by Kent Murray for second place; and a full auto detail, worth $150, donated by Superior Auto Detail.
For more information about the raffle, call (919) 602-5555. For more information about Whitney and her struggles, visit her website.