Laurel Little Theater puts on benefit for woman battling leukemia

By Jeff Daley

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Laurel Little Theater put on two benefit shows Saturday and Sunday to help out one of their own.

In August 2009 long time theater member Sue Bush was diagnosed with leukemia and doctors struggled to keep her alive. During this period she received extensive non stop chemotherapy for seven days and was in the hospital for 40 days.

After seven months of intensive treatment she is in remission but her medical bills were extensive.

The performances were called "Singing for Sue". Donations were taken at the door. Saturday nights show took in $10,000 alone.

"She didn't have insurance at the time that she became ill," said Billie Graham, committee member. We are determined that we're going to take that burden off of her so that she can focus on getting well."

Donations can also be sent to Sue's Account, at Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 326, Laurel Mississippi, 39441.

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