‘Fiddlin for a Cure’: concert raises money for former principal battling ALS


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL)—May is ALS awareness month, and Friday hundreds of people showed their support to former educator Dr. Josh Wandell.

Dr. Wandell was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. Lou Gehrig’s disease is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts their function. The disease has no cure.

“The idea behind this concert is to raise awareness for this disease,” said Josh’s brother, Neil Wandell.

Friday night, Wandell’s closest family and friends put on a benefit concert at Elizabethton High School to raise awareness, and raise money for Josh’s medical expenses.

“Every cent that we made, goes directly to josh’s medical expenses,” said Neil Wandell.

The concert called ‘Fiddlin’ for a Cure’ featured performances by the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band with special guest Hunter and Sally Berry featuring Haley Stitner. Tickets were $10.

A gesture that Dr. Wandell and his wife Tabitha said means the world to them.

“We’re just very encouraged, and appreciate everybody’s efforts to come out and do this for us,” said Tabitha Wandell.

Hundreds of people determined to spread awareness, and hoping each day they are one step closer to a cure.Copyright 2016 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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