The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 24, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013


Thanks for fundraisers to help fight cancer



In recent weeks two great organizations held fundraisers in my honor as I battle breast cancer.

Chick-fil-A owner-operator Richard Jarrell held a benefit day for us and the American Cancer Society. David and I are overwhelmed at the outpouring of love and support from this community. Thank you, everyone!

Greater Beckley Christian School’s Dr. Jim Fritz, Coach Dan Byrd, Brian Helton, with the help of others, held a benefit alumni game in our honor. Thanks to all of you who participated and donated. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for your support.

David and I know that this is The City of Champions for many reasons!

God Bless you all.



Gelilah Barksdale

Beckley