Bluegrass benefit held for Teddy Rose
A benefit for Teddy Rose will be held beginning at noon Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department.
The event will feature a hot dog dinner for $5, corn hole, a cakewalk, music by Eddie Rose & Highway Forty and others, a silent auction and bake sale. All proceeds go to help with transplant expenses.
Teddy Rose is the brother of bluegrass singer Eddie Rose of Waynesville. Teddy, 53, has Familial Amyloidosis, a rare disease, and Teddy needs to have three transplants — liver, kidney and bone marrow.
This fun event will be a fundraiser to help Teddy offset tremendous expenses needed for his travel to Boston and the actual transplantation of a kidney and possibly a liver.
Betty Sutton, a close friend of Teddy Rose and his wife Margaret encourages people to come out and support a good cause.
"Teddy is wonderful — he has helped more people in this county than you can even imagine," Sutton said. "That's just Teddy being Teddy."
Sutton, who has been friends with Teddy for many years, said she was worried about him surviving three transplants. Sutton is the mother of two sons who faced kidney problems, and one of them passed away after having three separate kidney transplants.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/EddieRose.HighwayForty