• The Steege family, above, l-r, are comprised of Victoria, Emma, James and Johnathan. The couple, both veterans, moved to Graham to be closer to care for their daughter, who has a rare congenital disorder. Young County Greater Good, a local helping-hand project, is hosting a golf scramble and auction fundraiser for the family on April 23. Check their Facebook page for more information, at www.facebook.com/groups/YCGGood/ (Contributed photo)
  • A fundraising golf scramble and online auciton will be held for James Steege, 7, above, a Crestview Elementary student battling a rare form of leukemia, treatment of which will continue for three-and-a-half years. (Contributed photo)
  • This logo was made by Ventura Monrreal for James Steege, in the orange color specific to ribbons for the fight against the boy’s type of leukemia, using a Lego texture since he loves the toys, and honoring his fellow students, who began writing ‘#jamesstrong’ on their shoes as a show of support.

Fundraisers aim to help Crestview student fighting cancer

Young County Greater Good project is holding a golf scramble and online auction fundraiser for a Graham child who’s battling a rare form of leukemia.

James Steege, 7, is a Crestview Elementary student whose family just found out within the last month that James has Acute B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is currently at Cooks Children’s Hospital where he is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, blood transfusions and spinal taps.

James is the son of Victoria and Johnathan, both Army veterans, also have a 5-year-old daughter with a rare disease. The couple had both been working until James became ill. His mother had to quit her job to care for him, and money is tight.

Ventura Monrreal, of YCGGP, said James is a little fellow who is “passionately into Lego.” He said event organizers are still seeking tournament sponsors and auction items.

“We’re still gathering sponsors,” he said. “We have a banner that’s being donated as well.”

The fundraisers take place Monday April 23. The golf scramble is at the Graham Country Club, and cost is $250 per team. The auction will take place on the YCGGP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/YCGGood/.

YCGG is a not-for-profit, Christian-based movement established Oct. 27, 2016. The group’s goal is to provide a platform to help exchange gently used goods, services, assistance and information for Young County community members who are in desperate need.

The group is run through their Facebook page, where community members post, asking things they might need. Whether that be clothes or food, the community will try to fill that need. Posts that get put on the Facebook page are pre-approved, so that it is not used for the wrong purposes, which could limit help for those who genuinely need assistance.

YCGG may be contacted on their Facebook page, or by calling Julie at 940-456-0994, Tracey at 817-629-3277 or Neri at 940-521-8905.

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