Community holds benefit for teenage boy

Published 06/22 2013 04:57PM

Updated 06/25 2013 03:20PM

LOVINGTON -- The community came out Saturday to make a young teen's fight a little easier. Trevor Gibson has Downs syndrome, and he recently learned he needs kidney and pancreatic transplants.

So the community decided to help him and his family. The community held a day-long benefit at the Lovington American Legion.

The event included a bake sale, poker run, wheel of fortune and dinner. Organizers said they did this all because they just really love him.

"He's just a awesome kid. Everybody loves him," said Linda Alumbaugh. "He's just a really all-around awesome kid."

Trevor's parents said they were really thankful for the community's support.

"To have the community come together and do this, do this benefit. I don't know what to say," said Trevor's mother, Vikkie.

Trevor's parents said all the money raised will go to him to pay off some medical expenses. As for now, Trevor is waiting to move up on the transplant list and have his surgeries.

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