ASEAC and Thatcher School PTO host Blayze’s Family Spooktacular

Contributed Photo: Blayze’s Family Spooktacular benefits 10-year-old Blayze Brown, who was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy, and this year will also benefit newborn Alice Nash, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect.

Halloween themed benefit includes games, Trick or Treat, a burro and water bottle for $5 per child

Thatcher — The Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College and the Thatcher School District Parent Teacher Organization hosts Blayze’s Family Spooktacular, a Halloween themed fundraising event for two area children undergoing extensive medical procedures.

The event will be held Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Eastern Arizona College football stadium. The event features family fun, games, Trick-or-Treating, a silent auction and Plinko, and an Eagle’s Roost burro and water bottle for $5 per child.

Blayze’s Family Spooktacular will benefit Alice Nash who was born Sept. 6 at Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center. Alice was diagnosed with transposition of the greater arteries, a congenital heart defect in which the two main arteries leaving the heart are reversed. Transposition of the greater arteries changes the way blood circulates through the body, leaving a shortage of oxygen in the blood flowing from the heart.

Contributed Photo: Blayze’s Family Spooktacular benefits Alice Nash, who was born Sept. 6 with transposition of the greater arteries, a serious but rare heart defect.

Alice has already undergone several surgeries and will require life-long medical attention.

Proceeds from this event will also benefit Blayze Brown, a 10-year-old Thatcher resident who was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy. His seizures range from absence seizures all the way up to tonic-clonic and atonic seizures. Each time Blayze has a seizure, his brain resets and he loses short-term memory. Blayze also requires extensive medical attention and his family is grateful to all who attend this event.

What: Blayze’s Family Spooktacular
When: Monday, Oct. 29; 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: EAC football stadium
Cost: $5 per child at the gate
Sponsor: Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College Ribbon Club and Thatcher School District PTO

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