Event will benefit sick child

Photo providedJaylynn and her grandmother, Alberta, enjoy a nice day outdoors.

GREENSBURG — There’s a brave little girl here in Decatur County by the name of Jaylynn Mozingo.

Jaylynn, 9, is fighting leukemia, cerebral palsy, Drevet Syndrome, Clostridium Difficile and a bacterial blood infection. She is currently making visits to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to receive treatment.

Jaylynn is the daughter of Michael and Paige Mozingo.

Put simply, Jaylynn, her family and friends need the support of the place they call home, Greensburg.

They will soon be hosting a multi-vehicle show to raise money for Jaylynn’s care and expenses.

Jaylynn’s Leukemia Benefit 2019 starts at 10 a.m. July 6 at Rebecca Park in Greensburg. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

There are currently three categories to participate in: Best Car, Best Truck and Best Bike. The entry fee for each category is $20 and includes a meal.

All monies raised will go toward Jaylynn’s care and expenses.

There are four classes for the vehicle show including cars and trucks from years 1969 and before, years 1970 to 1985 and from 1986 to 2019. The other category is for motorcycles and ATVs.

Winners from the yearly categories will receive a trophy.

The day will also include a bake sale, raffles and bingo. Monies from those activities also go toward Jaylynn’s care and expenses.

Plans also include an onsite blood drive, and The Dusty Road Band is performing a live concert at the event.

According to Jaylynn’s grandmother, Alberta Mozingo, Jaylynn continues to receive physical and occupational therapy from Margaret Mary Outpatient and Cancer Center.

Mozingo said the latest stay at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was a long one that lasted nearly 5 months, consisted of a trip to intensive care, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions and long days and nights.

Recently, the child was admitted to the intensive care unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for pneumonia, Human Metapneumovirus, a bacteria blood infection and a fever.

“The funds from the benefit this year will be used for the continued care and treatment of Jaylynn’s hospital trips and necessitates,” Mozingo said. “Jaylynn, her brother, Michael Wayne Mozingo, and her sister, Abigail Mozingo, all attend Greensburg school system. Jaylynn also has a baby brother, Chase Mozingo. She is loved by this whole community. Also, Jaylynn’s parents, Michael and Paige Mozingo, want to thank the community for their support and presence to the leukemia benefit for their daughter’s big leukemia fight.”

Mozingo says Jaylynn is an avid Barney fan, and before she was sick, loved visiting the park and seeing the ducks. She also loves to spend time with her grandmother, Alberta, and Alberta’s fiancé, Brian Walterman.

Mozingo has seen the community rally together for Jaylynn at previous fundraisers, and sincerely thanked those who have helped her granddaughter and her family in their fight.

“The community has been wonderful to us, as well as those from surrounding counties,” Mozingo said. “The funds have been put to good use for Jaylynn.”

Those who cannot attend the fundraiser can still make a cash donation through the Napoleon State Bank in the name of either Jaylynn Mozingo or Charlotte Mozingo.

Additionally, Wings and Rings in Greensburg is donating 15 percent of all sales from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 10 to Jaylynn’s 2019 fundraiser.

Anyone with questions about the event can contact Mozingo at 812-593-6718.

Contact: Joshua Heath, 812-663-3111 x7401; joshua.heath@greensburgdailynews.com.