A Sumner County community has come together to help two of their own deputies whose daughter is battling Leukemia.
Kodah is a spunky 2-year-old. She's the youngest of four siblings, but for several weeks she hasn't seen them because she's been at Vanderbilt Children's Hospitalundergoing chemotherapy.
Kodah's mom and dad are deputy officers in Sumner County. Her mom, Kasie, first noticed a rash on Kodah back in January, but it never went away and eventually turned into bruising.
That's when she took her to a dermatologist, about a week later while Kodah and her siblings were playing at a park, Kacie got the call back from doctors, but it was not the call she was hoping for
"I knew it was bad because the dermatologist was on the phone crying with me before she could even get out that it was luke..." Kasie said. "She was just sliding down the slide to me and she said you need to get to the children's hospital as soon as you can."
Kodah was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.Thankfully, it has about a 95 percent success rate with treatment, although doctors don't yet know which stage Kodah is in.
Kasie has decided to quit her job with the Sheriff's Office so that she can stay with Kodah in the hospital.
Their community has planned a big benefit ride and auction called "Cruising for Kodah" to help the family out. The event is set for Saturday, May 13, rain or shine at Shady Cove (1115 Shady Cove Rd, Castalian Springs, TN)
Registration begins at 9 a.m., kickstands are up at 10 a.m. The ride will end at Kellers were an auction will take place around 2 p.m. For questions contact Brad Penick at 615-655-4865.