My sister Megan (née Lesar) Eckroat, a 33-year-old South Bend, Indiana, native, was recently diagnosed with a rare, aggressive Stage IV cancer throughout multiple areas of her body.
Doctors have deemed her inoperable, and she is currently undergoing chemotherapy to stymie the spread of the disease.
During a 15-hour drive south to be with family, I struggled not only with accepting such news, but my inability to be near her as she now lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
How can I help? How can I make a difference from afar?
With the assistance of numerous musicians, friends, coworkers and family members, we are hosting a benefit concert Sept. 14 at Vegetable Buddies in South Bend. My band Babylon Sneakers, Goshen’s Lalo Cura and South Bend’s Infinite Buffalo will each perform. There will also be a variety of silent auction items.
All proceeds from the event and this GoFundMe campaign will be directed toward Megan and her husband Todd to offset mounting medical bills.
Please consider contributing.