Benefit for Russell Family
One-month-ago, a six-year-old Buncombe County girl died from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Emilee Russell had been bitten by a tick here in North Carolina, but later died after a family trip to Texas.
To help offset nearly $100,000 in medical bills, folks in Black Mountain held a softball benefit, which started Friday night and continued through Saturday.
Emiliee's father, the Black Mountain Battalion Fire Chief, and her twin brother were there.
Charlie Russell, Emilee's father, "we miss her. We miss her every day and we have great community support from friends and family and the firefighters across the county even across the state. Folks here have reached out to us and help us get through."
All the money from the softball games will go to pay off Emilee's bills.
Charlie Russell says a fund for his daughter called "Angels for Emilee" is set-up through Bank of America.