BBQ fundraiser to benefit deputy's daughter in need of service & alert dog | Community Spirit
Employees with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a charity BBQ plate fundraiser on Wednesday, September 25, to benefit the 19-month-old daughter of Lexington County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Smith. The BBQ plate fundraiser will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the James R. Metts Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road Lexington.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Kailee Smith, who is the 19-month-old daughter of Lexington County Sherrif’s Deputy Christopher Smith, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. The benefits from the BBQ plate fundraiser will enable the Smith family to purchase a service and alert dog for Kailee. The service alert dog, named Nemo, is a specially-trained to alert prior to a seizure and then respond appropriately. The specially-trained dog is currently located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and will cost the Smith family approximately $5,000 to purchase for Kailee.
Tickets for the BBQ plate will cost $10. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Pelion Resident Deputy Melissa Kelly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Crime Scene Investigator David Day by email at email@example.com. In addition, donations to Kailee can be made through the Safe Federal Credit Union, which has set up a donation account under “Christopher Smith/Kailee”, Metts said.