Middle School to Hold Banquet to Help Student

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Updated: 3/19/2013 7:21 pm

        Taylorview Middle School in Idaho Falls is reaching out to the public for some help regarding one of their students who is awaiting a liver transplant.

Braydon Winterbottom is an 8th grader at Taylorview Middle School; and just this last November he found out he had liver problems.

“The neat thing is too that a lot of students have rallied around him and are treating him well, and you know, often times you can tell he feels a little awkward that he has to wear oxygen and other things, but everyone’s been very supportive in helping him out and on board and so as a school that’s been excellent to see” said English teacher Allison Hancock.

The staff at Taylorview Middle School has decided to put on a free potato banquet in hopes people will come and donate money to Braydon’s family.

“Well it’s not like other people in the community don’t have illnesses and problems as well, but it’s hard to see it when it’s a young gentleman so, so young and so fragile and I think a lot of people see their empathy and sympathy for him at the same time, come out and do something so generous and so kind, it’s inspiring for all of us” continued Hancock.

“It feels great, I’m happy that they’re doing it for me and I thank them a lot” said Braydon.

The banquet will be on March 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Taylorview Middle School.

There will also be a live and a silent auction as well as plenty of entertainment.

The banquet food is free and you don’t need a ticket to get in.

Braydon was almost able to get his liver transplant last month but the one they had was too big for him.

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