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Treasure Coast Community Comes Together To Support Layne Chesney’s Recovery

On New Year’s Eve, Layne Chesney, a local 14-year-old softball player, was a victim in a tragic accident involving a fire pit and gasoline, resulting in burns on over 95 percent of her body. 

Layne is currently continuing her recovering in Miami at Kendall Regional Medical Center, where she has been undergoing surgical and medical procedures to help keep her alive. 

You can support the Chesney family on Jan. 24, as the Van Duzer Foundation will be hosting a benefit featuring pizza and music by Traxx Entertainment. 

OneBlood will be on hand at the event to give attendees the opportunity to donate blood in Layne’s name. Eight Avenue Studios will also be at the event, to give guests the chance to record a video message that will be delivered to Layne. 

The event begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m., and will be located right across the street from Indian River State College’s main campus. One hundred percent of the proceeds from food and beverages sold, along with staff salaries and tips will be donated to the Chesney family. 

For more information on the Van Duzer Foundation or to donate, visit thevanduzerfoundation.org.

Photos courtesy of the Van Duzer Foundation

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