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Saturday auction and dance held for Curtis Stillwell

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By The Staff

An auction and dance will be held this Saturday at the Elks Lodge, with proceeds benefiting the Curtis Stillwell Transplant Fund.

As reported by Becky Barnes in the Feb. 25 edition of The Cynthiana Democrat, Curtis was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as Hurler’s Syndrome when he was 7 months old.

Three months later, Curtis is recovering from a Jan. 18 bone marrow transplant at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

He is the son of Curtis and Patricia Stillwell.

“He is doing fabulous,” Patricia said over the phone Tuesday. “He’s just doing awesome.”

Patricia said Curtis continues to receive medical treatment at the hospital’s clinic.

Updates on Curtis’ health can be found online at www.caringbridge.org/visit/littlecurtis.

The money raised from Saturday’s events will be used to assist the family with medical and insurance bills.

Doors for the auction open at 10 a.m. The auction will begin at 11 a.m.

Items to be auctioned off include autographed NASCAR, U.K., U of L and Duke sports items, hotel stays, handmade quilts, jewelry and many other items.

Door prizes will also be given and 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold.

The dance will be held later that evening beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at midnight, with entertainment provided by Jo Jo Gun.

Admission is $10 per person.

Anyone wanting more information about donating to the Stillwell family may contact Misti Wedding at (859)298-9373.

“We really want to thank the people of Cynthiana,” Patricia said. “We really appreciate everything.”