Thursday, 05 February 2015
You wouldn't know it by looking at him, always smiling and full of life, but in reality, three-year-old Caleb Watson is fighting for his life and has been doing so since he was just 14 months old.
Just after his first birthday, Caleb was diagnosed with pediatric cancer, sending him and his family into a spiral of doctor visits and treatment facilities all over the state. Still undergoing constant treatment as his condition has worsened, members of the Macon County Community have banded together to rally around sweet little Caleb and do whatever they can to help "Cure Caleb."
Last Saturday, cars were lined down the side of Addington Bridge Road and South Macon Elementary School's parking lot was overflowing as hundreds of people came out to attend a benefit to raise money for the family. According to Lynn Fish, a friend and co-worker of Colleen, Caleb's grandmother, the fundraiser served more than 700 people with either a BBQ or hotdog dinner. With a raffle, face painting, a cake walk, and other fundraising activities, the event raised more than $33,000 for Caleb and his family.