LAMPMAN — The people of the Lampman area were very generous with their support during a fundraiser for a teenage southeast Saskatchewan resident battling a rare disease.
A breakfast and auction fundraiser was held at the town’s community complex last month, raising $17,410 for the family of Kyla Dyer, who has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a condition that affects bone marrow. She will require a bone marrow transplant.
A cheque was presented to the Dyer family March 7.
Linda Tremblay, who was one of the organizers for the event, said she was impressed with the generosity of the people and how well the fundraiser went. People steadily passed through the doors of the complex for breakfast. There was a 50-50 draw, a raffle and a live auction that had a large variety of items, including meat packages, golf memberships, appliances, gift certificates, and items from businesses throughout the region.
The amount of money raised exceeded her expectations.
Tremblay said Kyla is still in hospital.
“The family is overwhelmed and grateful by all of the love and prayers and generosity from the community and the surrounding communities, because we had people from Carlyle, Oxbow, Estevan and a bunch of other communities that sent stuff in.”
There were some businesses that she heard of for the first time because they supported the auction.
“I was amazed by how much we actually did make from all of the donations and the auction and the breakfast,” said Tremblay.