3rd Annual Hatcher Wheatley Bullriding Benefit
May 3rd, 2014
Pocatello Indoor Arena
11:00 - 11:45 -- The Smith Sisters
11:45 - 12:00 -- Leavitt Group
12:00-12:30 -- Amberly Snyder
12:30-12:50 -- Mini Bulls
1:00 -- Main Event
- Bull Riding
- Live Auction
- Silent Auction
The Melissa Young Family
Melissa Young is a single mother of three; Kylie 13, Ian 10, Aubrey 3. She is working as a Physical Therapist assistant and struggling to raise three small children after she was widowed in 2012. In November of 2012, Melissa was diagnosed with Luekemia. She has been undergoing chemo treatments since and still has more to necessary treatments in the future.
Melissa is now facing the challenge of a bone marrow transplant. They are currently testing for a potential donor and may have to go to the National Bone marrow Registry if they cannot find match locally.
With the love and support of her family, friends, and community Melissa is still managing to smile as she accepts the difficult decisions ahead.
Her children will live with her sister Cindy for the time she is in the LDS Hospital in Salt lake City, Utah. Treatments could begin as early as the next 4-6 weeks. She will remain in Salt Lake during her recovery, which is expected to take 4-6 months.