A benefit for Garrett Scholz has been scheduled for February 8, 2019 during the Bertrand vs Arapahoe basketball games. Shirts are being sold to support Garrett and may be worn the night of the games. Food will be served including a sandwich, chips and a cookie or bar for a free will donation. All concession proceeds will be donated to the family as well. In addition, a 50/50 pot drawing, and the sale of lighted angels made by the industrial technology classes will be part of the activities to raise money for the Scholz family. These funds will be used to help off-set the medical expenses associated with Garrett’s leukemia and bone marrow transplant.
Garrett, a sixth grade student at Bertrand Community School, has been in a battle with leukemia for the past four and a half years. After finishing his treatments for nearly a year, he and his family were told by his doctors at Children’s Hospital in Omaha that the cancer had returned.
In order to fight the disease, Garrett will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant. He will be admitted into the hospital on January 11, 2019. At this time he will receive chemo for two days followed by six rounds of total body irradiation over the next three days before the actual bone marrow transplant on January 17th.
Please become part of “Garrett’s Herd” by ordering a shirt and taking part in the benefit activities on February 8. If you would like to help with this benefit or make donations please contact Sheila Philips or Steph Edgren. If you have questions about shirt orders you may contact Lisa Mason or Jennifer Weber.