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Hungry for BBQ & want to do a good deed on Saturday?

Posted September 21, 2012


If you are going to be in the Garner area on Saturday, September 22 around lunchtime, and you love BBQ, stop in at Mt. Zion UMC to help support a local young lady who has been very sick.  You'll get a tasty lunch and be able to check off the pay-it-forward box on your to-do list.

Taylor Woods, a 16 year old student at West Johnston High School in Johnston County, was diagnosed in March with a very rare disease called Endogenous Lipoid Pneumonia. It is an immune disorder that is basically making her body attack itself.  Since March, she has been out of the hospital for only about 6 weeks.  She is still in the hospital, on oxygen and has undergone a number of surgeries and procedures.  You can read all about her ordeal and the very interesting way she may have contracted this disease HERE.

The fundraiser on Saturday is to help her family pay for the mounting medical and everyday expenses including the very expensive parking fees at the hospital, gas to get back and forth from Johnston County to UNC and more.

I don't know Taylor personally, but I know her aunt and many other students who go to school with Taylor.  So, if you are going to be in Garner on Saturday, come join us for lunch! Here are the details of the fundraiser:

Date: Saturday, September 22

Time: 11:00 AM until they run out!

Location: Mt. Zion UMC, 15772 NC 50 North, Garner, North Carolina 27529

Activities: BBQ plates for $6 each, silent auction, bake sale

For more details, click HERE.


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 22, 2012

    I am thrilled you all were able to support this fundraiser and that you shared the info with others! Thank you so much tldavids and luvincam! The BBQ was delicious (and so were the baked goods that somehow made it into our bag!).

    This young lady has been through so very much and she is still very sick. You all helped her and her family directly today. Thank you!

    Great to see you again Pirategirl! :-)

  • tldavids Sep 22, 2012

    I went out and want to Thank you for posting this Faye. I shared it with coworkers, several of whom immediately emailed me wanting to know where the church was. I used google to find directions and made it out. The BBQ was delicious!!! Felt good to help out someone in need also.

  • LuvinCam Sep 22, 2012

    I will go by to support this wonderful cause! Thanks for sharing Faye, I had not heard anything about this. Pirate Girl, you and your family are in my thougts and prayers.

  • pirategirl12 Sep 21, 2012

    Faye, thank you so much for writing this article about my beautiful niece. She is the STRONGEST young lady I know! She just keeps smiling through it all! She is my hero. Please come out and support Taylor and her family. I guarantee you will be blessed.