Benefit for Wilkins sees support from friends, family

"While I'm sick and I'm sleeping, she has to answer every phone call, every question, every family member's and friend's concern," Bob Wilkins said of his wife. "She has to front all those calls and it's like being interviewed every day. I think that's been the hardest part because it's been hard on her and the kids."

"It's great, though, because we didn't realize how many people care," he added.

The Wilkinses are hoping the support they've seen will continue as their family patriarch continues his first round of chemotherapy, scheduled to end the first week of August.

"I'm sure it won't be the last, but you can always hope," Bob Wilkins said of his chemotherapy.

Those who missed the benefit for Bob Wilkins who would still like to make a contribution may do so by contacting Melody LaFountain at 834-7797.

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