ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Some high school band students in Jones County are donating funds from a special concert Friday night to help a local teenager who's battling a rare eye disease. The South Jones band is giving receipts from ticket sales to its "Band Reveal Night" to Kayla Mosley. She's quickly losing her vision because of a condition which thins her cornea and she needs to travel to Europe for expensive surgery to save her sight.
"We need to help her in any way possible, because she is a local resident and I believe it's our responsibility and duty to help our community," said Wade Bush, a senior band member.
"We just thought it would be a good idea to help a family in need because that operation is going to take a lot of money," said Lee Ann Nobles, another senior band member.
Kayla may have to make more than one trip to The Netherlands for treatment. All of her expenses will be out-of-pocket and could total more than $50,000.
The concert will begin at 7 o'clock at the South Jones Gymnasium. Tickets are $5 each.