Benefit planned for Cornersville High student

Friday, February 15, 2008

CORNERSVILLE -- Residents here are rallying around the family of a Cornersville High School student who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Kris Sharp, 16, a freshman, broke his arm in December. When doctors went to set it, they found that he had bone cancer, and that it had spread to his lungs.

Kris has had four chemotherapy treatments at Vanderbilt so far. Next month his oncologists hope to operate to remove the tumors from his lungs and set the bone in his arm. Treatment is planned to continue for at least a year. Kris is confined to the house and has a tutor to help him keep up with his schoolwork when he feels well enough.

There are all kinds of expenses for Kris's family and the Cornersville community is rallying round to help them.

The Elementary School Junior Beta Club is collecting can pull-tabs. If you have tabs to donate, please take them to Cornersville Elementary School. The tabs will be given to the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville, with the "credit" for the tabs going to Kris.

An account has been set up for the benefit of Kristopher Sharp at the Bank of America branch in Lewisburg.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Cornersville Lions Club is helping to organize a benefit for Kris. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cornersville High School, you can enjoy a chili supper, an auction of donated items, and live music.

The charge is $7 for adults and $4 for children 4-12; children under 3 admitted free.

Kris is the son of Tracie (Hall) and Michael Neat and Kevin and Belinda Sharp. He is the grandson of Joe and Karen Liggett, Pamela Blackall, the late Morgan and Jean Sharp, and Billy and Brenda Hastings.