Treatment, which started last month, includes chemotherapy,
bone marrow transplant and other biological therapies.
About one in 100,000 children are diagnosed with this
form of cancer. It is curable with extensive treatment, depending on how the
child reacts to the chemotherapy.
Doctors have given Taryn a 50/50 chance of beating the
Aa one would expect, the medical expenses are piling up,
along with the costs of frequent trips to and from Columbus. That’s why a group
of community members has organized a benefit for Taryn Jorvig on Saturday
evening at the American Legion post 64 at Eighth and Wooster streets.
Debi Haney is one of the organizers…
“It’s a spaghetti dinner and we’re also having a raffle,
with several nice prizes to be won. Raffles tickets are a dollar, or six
tickets for five dollars. The dinner is five dollars per person. All the
proceeds go to Taryn and his parents.”
The dinner starts at
5:00 p.m. Saturday; the raffle starts at 6:00.
Besides this event, Haney says there are other ways for
community members to help…
“People can go to any Peoples Bank branch and tell (bank
employees) they want to deposit money into the account titled, ‘Benefit Fund
for Taryn Jorvig.’ Also, they can go to www.gofundme.org/TarynJorvig
We asked Debi Haney, “How is Taryn doing?” Her reply…
“He’s going through chemotherapy – he’s actually on his
second round of chemo right now. Hopefully that will shrink the tumor so it
will be operable and they can remove it. And then he’s going to have a bone
marrow transplant, as well.”