|The Huddlestons. Provided|
As reported on Fort Thomas Matters, a benefit was held on November 21 at the Carnegie Center in Newport, Kentucky to help support the family of Tera Huddleston.
Huddleston, a Fort Thomas resident, is battling colon cancer. The night was highlighted with a Texas Hold’Em tournament that featured 56 players, which was followed up with music from Carter New.
Over 450 attended the event to show their love and support.
"On behalf of everyone who helped with the organization of the Hold’Em to Help’Em benefit for Tera Huddleston, I would like to thank everyone who participated, whether it was by donation, attendance, sponsorship, or otherwise, we could not have done this without you. The response from the community and all of those around us was overwhelming and absolutely astonishing. If you took part in this event in one way or another, be proud of what we were able to accomplish," said Joe Grimme, event organizer.
Tera Huddleston asked if she could use FTM as a platform to express her thoughts. Here they are:
"I believe that in all situations, good and bad, no matter what it is, you have to find and focus on the blessings. They are always there. In my case, a wonderful husband and three sons, an amazing supportive family on both sides, friends that will be there in a drop of a hat, an awesome community that gathers together to help their friend, neighbor, or even a family in need they may have only met in passing once or twice. For these things I am blessed.
I also want to thank everyone for all the love and support which I felt throughout the entire evening of the benefit as I received loads of text messages and selfies that I will always hold very close to my heart. I thank you for every prayer, card, text message and gift card I have received over the last few months. I had someone ask me if I received their card and mentioned in the same sentence it was not much, and at that point, I had to interrupt and say it is much! These are the things that get me through every day with a positive attitude and a smile on my face. For these things, I am blessed.
My family will be forever grateful.