Community coming together for Richards Journey
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:19:32 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) - Hours after a Facebook post announced Richard Culliver was once again fighting for his life, people from across the country are finding ways to help the Lexington family during another difficult time.
Saturday the community is holding a yard sale fundraiser for Richard and his family.
The yard sale will be at 118 N. Church Street in Lexington.
Organizers said they are looking for people to donate items, artists to donate time for face painting and people willing to donate and grill lunch to offer to customers.
If you'd like to donate items or your time you can email organizers at Jjlscollins@yahoo.com
On Sunday musicians from the midlands are coming together at Rockin for Richard.
X- Factor star and Lexington's Carlos Guevara will headline the show.
Southeastern Way, Emma Kate and Hayden Christain will also take the stage to help raise money for Richard and his family.
The concert will be held at Moonshiners bar and grill on Old Chapin Road in Lexington at 3 p.m.
Another option for those looking to help Culliver and his family is a new Richards Journey page on Go Fund Me.
Currently more than 300 people have donated $13,040.Culliver has been fighting a rare brain tumor for nearly two years. Last year, he shocked his family, doctors and the community when a MRI showed the tumor in his lower brain was nearly gone. Since then, Richard showed improvement, gaining several motor skills back. He even returned to school and celebrated holidays doctors said were never possible. Friday's news has seen an outpour of support. People around the globe sending messages of support and encouragement to Richard and his family . Richard suffers from diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma - also known as DIPG. This type of tumor is in the lower part of the brain and effects motor skills, including walking and talking, while leaving your memory intact. According to DIPG Registry.org, diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma represents ten to fifteen percent of childhood brain tumors and is the most common cause of death in children with brain tumors.
All money raised for Richards Journey will go to help his family out with expenses.