Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
September 18, 2005
Lee County- The last 17 months have been overwhelming for Mandi Lyon. It started shortly after the premature birth of her now eight month old son Landon.
"I just, I never could recover, I kept feeling bad for a couple of months and then went through a couple more tests and found the mass on my kidney," said Mandi.
This week some of Mandi's friends will hold a benefit concert, to let her know they care.
"Couple of Mandi's good friends, just told me they wanted to do something, just to raise money for her," said her sister Misty Carr.
"I'm very overwhelmed, but very thankful for all the support," said Mandi.
And ready to fight, she enrolled in a experimental study at the Sarah Cannon Research Hospital in Tennessee.
"I have an eight month old baby I can't just lay down and give up, I have to keep going every day and fight," said Lyon.
Mandi is undergoing treatment for stage four renal cell carcinoma, rare and unfortunately something that has limited treatment options.
"Kidney cancer is one of the cancers that they don't have many treatment options for and everything is pretty much experimental," said Lyon.
And costly, if the drug Mandi now takes for free is approved by the FDA.
"They told us it could be 50 to a 100 thousand dollars a year for the drugs," said Mandi.
Cards and prayer messages continue to pour in as Mandi puts her faith in family and friends.
"I just try to take it day by day and live for every day and enjoy every day with my friends and family," said Mandi.
The benefit concert is Thursday, September 22 at the State Theatre in Albany. The concert starts at six, with a silent auction from six to eight. Seven bands will perform including, Track 7, Cordova's Wake, J. Blues Band, Russell Martin, DJ Billy Ocean, and the Bo Henry Band. Admission is 10 dollars.
Well over 50 businesses around the Albany area have donated different items for the silent auction.