SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane community rallied together to save one local woman's life a few years ago, but Cat Davis now needs support once again.
The 29-year-old suffers from a rare autoimmune disease, called scleroderma.
Doctors had high hopes for Cat's prognosis after the Spokane community raised money for her to have a groundbreaking stem cell transplant in 2013.
However, she suffered a relapse last year and now is hoping to undergo a second stem cell transplant, this time using cells donated from her brother.
But the transplant is expensive. And so far her insurance has denied it, so she's launched a second 'Cure for Cat' campaign to pay for the operation.
The campaign will hold a benefit concert Saturday night to raise money to pay for the second major stem cell transplant surgery.
The goal of the event is not only to raise awareness for Cat and this disease, but to bring the community together.
“We want this to be an incredible Spokane community event for people to just come and enjoy a night out and listen to good music, mingle, play games, drink and eat. This is about a community coming together,” said Davis.
And the benefit concert is completely sponsored by local Spokane organizations.
There will be local bands, food and drink, a photo booth, and a raffle with baskets all donated from Spokane businesses.
If Cat is able to undergo the procedure, she hopes the surgery will not only help her prognosis, but could possibly be a breakthrough for other people fighting the same disease.
The event will be at the Service Station on Saturday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Cat Davis will also speak at the event and tell her story. For more information about the event, check here.
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