4th Annual Jesse Lane Fudge Benefit

By Charlie Bartlett - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Family and friends were playing for someone special for the 4th Annual Jesse Lane Fudge Softball Benefit.  They weren't batting for runs and the win, but for a little boy who needs help.

"We're raising money for my nephew who has a very rare heart condition. We're out here playing ball and trying to raise money for it," said Megan Bernard.

Jesse was born without a Pulmonary Artery and his heart had multiple holes forming two chambers instead of the normal four. Doctors say Jesse will need several revisions over his lifetime.

"It's been really tough; he wasn't able to run around with everybody. He could run from me to you or take a few steps and turn blue and not be able to breath," said Elisabeth Landry.

To help with Jesse's medical costs, friends came out to show their support.

"We're just trying to give him the best we can and a little support for the family," said Donovan Dupuix.

"We come out here for a certain reason not just to come out and have fun, but at the same time were doing it for a really good cause," said Brian Bernhardt.

"It's for a good cause. He's a little six year old boy and she helped us so we come to help her," said Melissa Fontenot.

Jesse's family continues to pray for him. They say the help has been phenomenal.

"It really shows you what kind of community we have here in Lake Charles that these people would give up there time," said Bernard.

"It just means a lot that we get to have fun doing it and it goes to him.  He couldn't help it and now were helping him," said Landry.

If you would like to help out Jesse lane, there is a benefit account setup at The Bank in Jennings.

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