The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

November 14, 2013

Showing support for ‘Team Cheyenne’

A Lone Oak Middle School student will likely be celebrating reaching her teenage years in a hospital bed in Dallas, as she struggles to recover from a stubborn infection.

Friends of Cheyenne Knapp have organized a benefit in her honor, to raise funds to help her parents pay medical bills and daily expenses.

Donations are being sought for the auction event, which is scheduled at 6 p.m. November 23 at the Top Rail Cowboy Church, 262 Horseman Road, in Greenville. A donation stew supper and live entertainment are planned prior to the start of the auction.

Knapp’s supporters have started the “Team Cheyenne” Facebook page, which as of Wednesday evening had recruited more than 4,700 fans who are pulling for Cheyenne, who has been in the intensive care unit at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, battling a staph infection which has caused fluid to build up on her lungs.

Cheyenne, a seventh grader at Lone Oak Middle School, turns 13 Saturday.

Amanda Todd and Channa Waldroup are longtime family friends and helped to set up the auction and a benefit account at Alliance Bank in Greenville.

“She is always happy,” Todd said.

“That girl has a heart of gold,” Waldroup added.

Cheyenne played on the school’s volleyball team and was set to be a member of the basketball squad.

“She didn’t even get to play in game one,” Todd explained. “Her coach brought her a jersey.”

Anyone wanting to make a donation to the auction can contact Terry Driggers at 903-454-6437, Waldroup at 903-355-4389 or Todd at 903-413-6648. Donations may be dropped off at Terry Drigger’s Realty Service, 2900 Lee Street in Greenville; Ruby’s Cafe, 2308 Lee Street in Greenville, or at Todd’s Garage, 5945 State Highway 34 South in Quinlan.

“Team Cheyenne” is also asking for anyone wanting to send Knapp get well wishes or birthday cards can mail them to P.O. Box 8644 Greenville, 75404.

1
Text Only
Top News
House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News