Feb. 21, 2012. BLOWING ROCK — A fundraiser for Lucas Crysel and family will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Canyons in Blowing Rock. Crysel was diagnosed with a massive tumor in his chest on Jan. 9 and the High Country community wants to help.
The acoustic trio, Potluck, will be playing at Canyons in Blowing Rock to help raise money for the Crysel family. Canyons will donate 10 percent of all sales from 5-8 p.m. to help Crysel. Reservations are accepted for parties of five or more.
On Jan. 9 Crysel went to the emergency room for severe back pain. After X-rays and MRIs, doctors discovered a massive tumor inside his chest cavity. A biopsy was done and it revealed the tumor is cancerous.
Crysel is 32 years old, married, and has two young children. For the next year Lucas will be traveling back and forth from Boone to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem to receive treatment and, hopefully, have the tumor removed.
The family has a long road ahead of them and the community is doing everything possible to raise money to help with medical bills and everyday expenses.
For more information call (828) 295-7661.