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Rallying Support for Kayla

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:20
Kayla Kearney, 20, is currently recovering from several complicated medical procedures over the last five monthsl.
Laura Kearney

Slowly but surely, Kayla Kearney is making progress.

 The 20-year-old Springs college student has endured several complicated medical procedures for treatment of a rare type of brain tumor over the last five months, and is now at a Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation facility in New Jersey.

 She's making gains in actions like speaking, standing, and walking, while rebuilding her balance, strength, and motor skills, her mother, Laura Kearney, wrote in one of her regular Facebook updates on April 29. She "isn't going to let anything stand in her way. We are so, so proud of her every minute of every day. So many prayers are being heard and answered."

 To help with the continuing costs of medical care, her family hopes community members will turn out in force at a benefit called #KKStrong at the Clubhouse on Saturday. From 6 to 9 p.m. there will be complimentary appetizers, games of mini golf, a cash bar, and music by JJ Sprout and the One Night Band, featuring Josh Brussell and a playlist of Kayla's favorite songs.

 Tickets cost $40 per person or $75 for a couple and can be purchased at the door; tickets get guests a 20-percent discount on food. The Clubhouse is at 174 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott.

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