Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cody Olson Benefit is Thursday

Prior to Thursday's B-W football game, a benefit for Cody Olson will be held at B-W High School from 4 until 7 featuring a dinner and silent auction with many items donated by local merchants.

Cody is a 17 year old senior at B-W and the son of Roger and Jody Olson. He has a brother Tyler who is a junior at B-W.

In April Cody had a mole under his arm that turned out to be melanoma. It was removed along with lymph glands. Later another melanoma was removed from his forehead.

According to Cody's mother, the family has health insurance but has incurred additional expenses relating to Cody's treatment.

The treatment in addition to surgery has included some IV treatment in August at Region's Medical Center one day a week and at Baldwin Medical Center for four days a week. At present Cody has had self injections at home for three nights a week which will last through next July.

Cody is a former cross country runner on the B-W team and is an avid hunter and fisherman.

The benefit has been planned by members of a committee from Cody's church, Gethsemane Lutheran.