Cheerleaders support the Hope for Hudson event with signs
Cheerleaders support the Hope for Hudson event with signs
Isabelle Phillips

Community comes together to benefit Hope for Hudson event

   Students volunteered at the Hope for Hudson Hutchins memorial benefit on Saturday Sep. 10.  They ran activities such as face painting and a snow cone stand to help raise money for the Hutchins family. In a Facebook post, Hudson’s mother Nicole Hutchins publicly thanked the community.

   “I’ve been trying to come up with the right words to explain how thankful Wes Hutchins and I are for this community,” Hutchins said. “I wish everyone knew how thankful we are for each and every one of you!”

   These activities along with live music and food raised money to help the family pay for things such as medical bills and other everyday expenses. Hudson’s parents had to take several weeks off of work in order to take care of him and stay with him in the hospital.

   “We were truly blessed by our community,” Hudson’s grandmother Nina Bryan said. “The community and a wonderful committee put together a great day.”

   Hudson was born on June 2 and was diagnosed with ATRT cancer on Aug. 19 with a tumor on his spine and one in his brain. He was unable to go through chemo or radiation due to his young age and small size. He then passed away on August 28.

   “Thank you for honoring my precious angel.” Hutchins said. “Thank you for helping my family and for keeping my son’s spirit alive.”

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    Makenna CrewsSep 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I really love this topic, and I think it is very well written. I love how it really spotlights in on the fact that our community comes together to support people in need.

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    Nakayla HillSep 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    This article is very touching. I am so proud of what our community is doing and has done for Hudson and his family!

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    Bailey SpencerSep 29, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    It is really inspiring to see a group of people who care so much that they would organize a fundraiser to help a family in need! It really brings out how Lindale is so unique and involved with each other.

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    Emma Grace CoxSep 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I really liked how you included how our community helped with the fundraiser. It showed that he has impacted our entire community in a big way.

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    Claudia MooreSep 28, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I love that you chose to report on the fact that our community can do such great things for people during some of the hardest times. It shows how strong we can be when we work together.