Benefit set for tiny cancer patient

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 27, 2006

LaPlace girl is student at St. Joan


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE – A benefit lunch will be held on March 30 for 6-year-old Kassidy Terrio, who has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Cancer.

&#8220Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that occurs in infants and young children. It is rarely found in children older than 10 years. The cells of this cancer usually resemble very primitive developing nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. (The term neuro indicates &#8220nerves,” while blastoma refers to a cancer that affects immature or developing cells),” according to information by

The benefit lunch will be held at St. Joan of Arc Family Life Center, located behind St. Joan of Arc Church on 529 W. Fifth St. in LaPlace. The lunch will feature barbeque chicken, dirty rice, veggies, bread and dessert. The plates will be $6 per plate, and will be available for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., or for delivery for 10 plates or more.

Tickets for the lunches are also available through Alicia DeSilvey, who can be contacted at (504) 352-0142, or Angelle Songy at (985) 651-0021.

Tickets are still available, but due to high volume of interest, tickets are selling fast.

Another option for donation to help Kassidy and her family for with medical expenses is donating to the Fundraiser for Kassidy Terrio at First National Bank USA in LaPlace.

&#8220We no longer have tickets available here, but donations can be made,” said Loan Closer Nancy Sharp. &#8220All you have to do is come in and ask to donate to the fund. We accept cash, and checks payable to the Fundraiser for Kassidy Terrio.”

For more information on Kassidy and her progress visit