A 9-year-old in Cape Coral is battling cancer.
And the community is rallying around the family to help them pay medical bills.
The community is holding a fundraiser for Jacob Arledge, at a Cape Coral restaurant. A car shop Savage 4X4 is the organizer of the event. They are planning a Jeep, car and motorcycle show. There will be food, drinks and raffles.
Jacob was diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma a year and a half ago.
His mother stopped working in order to care for him and take him to his medical appointments.
“He loves cars, trucks, jeeps, buggies, anything motorcycles. So whatever anybody can bring out, would be exciting for him,” said Linda Thompson, the owner of Savage 4X4.
Thompson said hopefully Jacob, who loves cars, will be excited by the vehicles.
Jacob loves noise, people and vehicles so he is planning to be in attendance.
“It’s a local family. And we don’t want them to fight alone. So we all team together and it means a lot to us to be able to help them out,” Thompson said. “We’ve all been pitching in to help them out all along. But this is just the bigger scale. The venue has been very generous as far as you’re going to have cooking inside and outside. They’re as passionate as we are.”
IF YOU GO
The fundraiser starts at noon and will be held at the old Woody’s Bar at 2408 Surfside Blvd, Cape Coral.