Kitty and a family friend, Karry, at Chick-fil-A

Community Supports Chick-fil-A Event

FIRST member Kitty W. and her husband Jimmy went to the Regional Meeting in Richmond, Virginia last year. They left with a strong desire to help their son-in-law, Trey W., and their granddaughters, Addison and JoElla, all of whom are affected with erythrokeratoderma variablis (EKV).  They held a concert at a local church featuring her nephew Josh Ridings and his band.  The evening was a wonderful success.

Josh Ridings is also the Public Relations representative for Chick-fil-A in Hillcrest, South Carolina and suggested that the family host a spirit night. More than $100 was raised when family members and friends enjoyed their dinner at the Chick-fil-A on a Tuesday evening in May. Some friends and family members who could not attend either event, made donations, amounting to a grand total of $200 raised through Kitty’s efforts that evening.


Family friend Kelsey teaches high school and used this opportunity to teach her students about ichthyosis. Trey and Jessica, parents of Addison & JoElla,
with Josh Ridings
 A family says grace before eating their meal.


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