Benefit Concert for 3-Year-Old NC Boy

Award-winning bluegrass band, Lou Reid and Carolina will host a special benefit concert on October 10, 2010 at 6:00 at MacGray Auditorium located at 474 N. Center St., Statesville, NC, 28677. All proceeds will benefit three-year-old Carter Rorabaugh.  Tickets are $15 at the door and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. A Silent Auction will also be held during the event. A pdf flyer can be view and/or printed here.Carter, age 3, suffers from Von Hippel Lindeau Disease.  He was recently diagnosed with hemangioma blastoma in his right eye. Doctors at Duke University found that removing the tumor was not possible, because of it’s placement on the optic nerve.  The tumor is spreading, and can possibly spread to his other eye.  This is a VERY RARE case, and because the treatment the doctor’s recommend has never been done on a 3-year-old, the  Rorabaugh’s insurance company has denied coverage of the treatments as they deem it as “experimental.” Treatments are however moving forward in hopes of saving his eye and the vision he has left.

“We are trying to raise as much money as we possibly can for them.  An account has been set up for Carter, and a Paypal account is routed directly so that 100% of all donations you make on our website will go directly to him. We are asking all of our friends and family to help,” said Christy Reid.

She continued by saying, “Our wonderful friends at Rural Rhythm Records have donated 500 gospel CD’s to give out to those who donate to Carter, so any donation of $20 or more will receive a free Rural Rhythm Gospel CD (see list below.) Speaking on behalf of the Rorabaugh family, I would like to sincerely thank all of you who have been praying for little Carter, and encourage you to spread the news of our fundraising efforts. If you would like to send a check or money order please make it out to:”

Carter Rorabaugh Medical Fund
c/o A Better Place Christian Academy
437 Hillcrest Dr.
Statesville, NC 28677

For more information, please call A Better Place Christian Academy at 704-872-7779, EMAIL or visit

RURAL RHYTHM CDS available include:
RHY-307 THE BEST OF BLUEGRASS GOSPEL – 25 Traditional Classics
RHY-316 SUNDAY MORNING SINGIN’ – 30 Bluegrass Gospel Favorites
RHY-321 THAT GOOD ‘OL BLUEGRASS – 30 Bluegrass Favorites

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