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Celebrity Server Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit WTRF Assignments Editor Huge Success


 Bob Westfall, the assignments editor at WTRF stays busy during the day sending reporters on stories and live shots, while keeping all of the stories of the day organized. He’s also the voice of our NASCAR report, Inside Track.

Bob was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and he needs some help from his friends and the community. The good news is that he recently learned he is a good candidate and was approved for a stem cell transplant. The procedure will take place in Indianapolis on April 16, but it’s not covered by insurance. 

Bob needs to raise $9,000 for the procedure.  His doctor said these procedures have a good success rate. 

“We had one man, he walked in here like an upside-down L. He couldn’t raise up and he couldn’t bend over. And we treated him about 2 years ago,” said Dr. Robert Jackson of the Indiana Stem Cell Center. “He was in to see me last week and he’s walking straight up. He has no pain. At the time we first saw him, he was taking 200 mg of Demerol. Now he’s taking no pain medicine at all.”

Bob’s co-workers at WTRF held a celebrity server spaghetti dinner on Saturday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brookside. Waiters and waitresses included Dr. Dave Walker, Brian Davis, Nate Fluharty, Laurie Conway, Brenda Danehart, Tate Blanchard, Scott Nolte, Rachael Dierkes and Sara Yingling. D.K. Wright had a large hand in planning the event and was in attendance as well. 

Bob was able to raise $5,500 at tonight’s fundraiser.

If you couldn’t make it to the event, but would like to donate, there is a Go Fund Me account set up in Bob’s name.

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