Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:53:45 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Local Pool Players Sink Shots for a Cause

Ryan and Kimberly Brown are expecting a baby girl, but what they weren't expecting are the complications that came with the pregnancy.

"At first we were initially told that there was a pretty serious heart defect," said Ryan Brown of Binghamton.

Their baby will be born without a section of her heart. This means she'll have to have surgery in her first week of life.

"It's pretty rough. We're getting through it day by day," said Ryan.
 
They also weren't expecting local pool players to raise more than four thousand dollars for them at a  tournament today.
 
"It's going to cost the family quite a bit, so the more we can raise to help them out to offset that cost would be tremendous for them," said Gregg Cordero, Southern Tier American Poolplayers Association.
 
Cordero says it was important to him to have the tournament because he lost a child to the same defect 7 years ago.
 
"She's sharing me her story, I'm sharing mine. And it's just very touching. I just keep finding myself getting choked up, at times I want to cry because I'm just so overwhelmed with all the support we've been getting from the community, from the league," said Cordero.

"Very heartwarming. I mean it's just unbelievable the response we've gotten," said Walter Tripp, Senior Representative for the APA.
 
Kimberly will be giving birth at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, were they have a fetal heart program. The funds raised today will help offset the hospital bills, living expenses, and travel costs.

"I just cannot tell you how happy I am to see my members coming out to support a cause like this," said Cordero.

"You know it makes you feel so good here with the turnout and the support," said Tripp.

"Overwhelming. It's crazy. We're so thankful," said Ryan.

Kimberly leaves tomorrow for Philadelphia where she will stay the the Ronald Mcdonald house there until she goes into labor.

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Binghamton or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Binghamton Man Facing Drug Charges VIEW VIDEO
A Binghamton man is facing several charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance after a routine traffic stop.     Police say 24 year old Joseph  Losito  was stopped for using a... more

Candidate for BC Sheriff Chris Bracco Holds Fundraiser Downtown VIEW VIDEO
Election day is just around the corner, and tonight the Democratic candidate for Broome County Sheriff held a fundraiser at Remlik's in Binghamton. Captain Chris Bracco of the Binghamton Police... more

NYSEG Offers Tips On Keeping Safe This Winter VIEW VIDEO
The colder weather is just around the corner and that means turning up the heat to make sure you're comfortable indoors.     Officials at NYSEG want to make sure people  are aware of the dangers... more

Retired Dean Honored At Suny Broome VIEW VIDEO
A portrait unveiling was held tonight, to honor a man who made a significant impact on the SUNY Broome community. Among the list of his many accomplishments on and off campus, emeritus dean of... more

More Testimony In The Murder Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor VIEW VIDEO
Phone records and video surveillance were presented Friday as testimony continues in the trial of Christopher Davis. Davis is charged with first and second degree murder for the brutal death of his... more

Congressman Hanna Says More Needs To Be Done To Contain Ebola VIEW VIDEO
After a New York City doctor tested positive for Ebola, Congressman Richard Hanna is calling for an immediate travel ban from affected West African countries. In a statement, the Republican... more

Senate Candidate Anndrea Starzak Tours Pennsylvania Fracking Sites VIEW VIDEO
A candidate for New York State Senate spent Friday in Pennsylvania to get a first-hand look at fracking operations.     Democrat Anndrea Starzak, who is challenging incumbent Republican Tom... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...