Cleveland community holding benefit concert for cancer patient
CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) -
Jessica Paschke is fighting for her life but is not alone. Her family, friends and community members in Cleveland, TN are helping her every step of the way.
Paschke says, "I feel blessed that so many people have reached out to help me. That means a lot to me. Having everyone tell me that they are standing behind me is unreal. I didn't expect as many people to care as they do".
Paschke is tired yet hopeful she will recover from cervical cancer with all the emotional support she's receiving combined with weekly radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
The 27-year-old was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder 5 years ago causing her skin to swell and blister. More bad news came this September when her doctor ran new tests that revealed a 2 inch cancerous tumor in her cervix.
When the Cleveland community heard Paschke was battling cancer while stressing about the bills coming in they came up with an idea to help cover what her health insurance didn't.
A donation page was placed online and two benefits were organized, one at their baptist church and the other on Inman Street November 15. Community members will be donating used clothes, furniture and other items that will be sold during a yard sale.
The benefit yard sale is November 15 from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 1235 Inman St E. in Cleveland, TN.
The benefit concert is December 13 from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. at 234 Boanerge Church Rd. in Old Fort, TN