Fly In/Drive In breakfast benefit for Cary Aug. 17 [UPDATED]Published 10:00am Monday, August 12, 2013 Updated 12:07pm Monday, August 12, 2013
Kevin Cary, a mechanic at the Fergus Falls Municipal Airport, had a seizure at work on May 22 and was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at age 32. He is currently undergoing treatment and is unable to work.
“People out here wanted to try and help him and do something for him… we hope to raise some money to try and help him with his medical expenses and living expenses,” said Dave Jennen, a pilot at the Fergus Falls Airport.
A Fly In/Drive In Breakfast Benefit is planned for 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the Fergus Falls Municipal Airport. The proceeds will benefit Kevin Cary and his family.
“We’d like people to come out and have a good breakfast and the money is going to a good cause,” Dave said.
On June 11, the tumor was diagnosed as glioma.
“It’s one of those things that you never expect,” said Kevin’s wife, Kristi Cary.
The benefit will include a waffle and sausage breakfast, airplane rides, a silent auction and a bake sale.
Kevin and Kristi have two children, both under the age of three.
“Daddy has an ‘owie,’” is how Kristi explained the tumor to their children. “We haven’t really said the word ‘cancer’ to them because it’s not really going to mean anything,” Kristi said.
Adult meal tickets cost $8, children six to 12 cost $6, and ages five and under eat free. Cash and silent auction contributions can be made by contacting Lexie Jensen at 218-205- 1668, Bill Dennis at 218- 867-2268 or Dave Jennen at 218-205-4345.