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Contributed by Bobbie Todd

For the past month if you have traveled anywhere you have seen your share of detour and road closed signs. Hurricane Florence was not invited into our lives by no means.

She changed what we know as normal to utter chaos. One road at a time, they began to be repaired, opened and once again our travel directions were back to normal.

Bladen County, once again, has one of their own whose life has taken a drastic detour and no longer is normal, Darby Carroll Bordeaux. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Connie Carroll of Dublin, NC.

Darby’s journey began in 2008 when she was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, Congestive Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Disease which resulted in a Pacemaker and Defibrillator. These diagnoses alone have been very hard for a 48 year old wife, mother and grandmother to deal with. But nothing could prepare her for the next diagnoses she would receive in March 2018.

Darby, on top of everything else, has now been diagnosed with Stage 4 Large B Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Due to all the previous health conditions her doctors recommended she have all her Chemo treatments at Duke. The physical and financial burdens of having to travel back and forth to Duke is taking its toll.

A Gospel Sing is planned for this Saturday night, Oct. 20th at West Bladen High School beginning at 6 PM, Admission is $8.00. Some very dear friends have given their time and talents to help raise money to ease some of this family’s financial burden. These Gospel groups bring a blessing everywhere they go, they are: The Mighty Echo’s,

Leap of Faith Quartet, Glory Bound Quartet, Mac Roberts and Tina Purvis. The concession stand will be open serving drinks, popcorn, etc. All monies from the concession sale will go to the school for athletic programs. So for one night, let’s take a break, forget about storms, detours and come together for fellowship and a very good cause. You won’t be disappointed!

Tickets will be sold at the door. For advance tickets or more info contact Gail Carroll 910-876-4122, Kim Carroll
910-549-7685 or Bobbie Todd 910-876-4884.

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