Kennett man raising money for disabled kids

Kennett Camp Raises Money

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - A Kennett man is raising money for disabled children in one child's honor.

Robert McMahon said the Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston is having a telethon this weekend.

The organization works with children with many different disabilities.

McMahon wanted to participate after speaking with Jake Pritchett, 6, who has cerebral palsy.

Pritchett came to McMahon and said he wanted to raise money for the telethon instead of receiving birthday gifts.

Monday, McMahon set out to challenge every business in Kennett to make donations.

He said so far the feedback has been unreal.

"It got started with a goal of $1,000," McMahon said. "Now at this point, this Wednesday, it's at $7,000."

McMahon now wants to hit another mark.

"We now have a new goal set for $10,000," McMahon said.

Anyone who wants to make a donation can call McMahon at (573)-888-7256.

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