Community works to help Newport boy with life-threatening illness

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — A community event on Saturday helped raise more than $2,800 for a 4-year-old with Pfieffer’s Syndrome. We first introduced you to Javon Oates on Wednesday. At least once a month, his family has to take him to Duke in Durham for medical treatment. The family’s van is very unreliable and is falling a part.

The Morehead City community came together Saturday at the Elks Lodge to raise money for a new vehicle. Eastern North Carolina native Bryan Mayer even made an appearance. Javon’s mom Dawn Brand says she appreciates the community’s support.

If you were unable to attend the event but would like to help, click here.

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