GLEN ROSE - A fundraiser benefitting Nathan Beatty, the 8-year-old Glen Rose boy diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, is set for Sept. 18, 2016 at Glen Rose High School.
Nathan's parents, Clint and Tara Beatty, recently learned from doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth that he has a rare form of cancer known as DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), which is almost always fatal. Nathan has been undergoing radiation treatments, however, and his parents hope to take Nathan on some trips, including to Florida, while they can.
Clint is a Highway Patrol trooper who was transferred here in May from the El Paso area. Nathan has one brother, 13-year-old Colin.
The fundraiser was organized by the Somervell County Sheriff's Office. It will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at the high school.
Admission is free, but donations, which will go to the Beattys, are requested, and there will be silent and live auctions. Among the items to be auctioned will be hunting trips along with guitars autographed by Nashville music artists.
The event will include live music from local artists Mike Daniels and Brady Hulsey, and there will be hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks.
The goal of the fundraiser is set at $50,000, according to representatives of local radio station KOME, 95.3 FM.