April 4, 2008-- For Cameron Brock and his parents, Brian and Ramonda, muscular dystrophy is something they've dealt with since his birth. "To start out with he could walk a little bit but now he's confined to a wheelchair fulltime," says Brian's cousin, Rory Brock.
Brian works 2 jobs and Ramonda quit her job to work at Cameron's school to be near him. Sacrifice is something they're used to. "Just anything to help him feel a little more comfortable," says Brian.
As Cameron has grown, its gotten harder to lift him and care for him. "We're going to have a lift in the ceiling that will pick him up, we also want to get a tub to help massage his muscles," Brian explains. Rory adds, "The house that they have now is not wheelchair compatible. So we're trying to raise some money to get this house modified with a new addition to be able to make Cameron's life a little easier."
The idea for a concert to raise money came up. Singer Daryle Singletary was a classmate of the Brocks at Cairo High School. Brian says, "My cousin Rory actually came up with it. Him and Daryl are real good friends. He contacted Daryl. "
"Just picked up the phone one day and called him. And he agreed to do it and here we are today," said Rory. A couple months of hard work will pay off Friday night with a concert from Singletary and the Leigh Mullis Band at Decatur County Memorial Coliseum in Bainbridge.
"I was raised to help whenever it was needed and this was a need I saw and a way I knew I could help out," says Rory. With the possiblity of raising $30,000 for the Brocks, this one night will definitely help.
The doors open at 6 p.m , the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 dollars and available at the door.
If you'd like to help Cameron and the Brock family, donations are accepted at their church. Contact: Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 5008 Vada Road, Climax, GA 39834. (229)-246-0362. Conrad Salter is the pastor there.