Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:02

Codie Prevost performs at the Lyric Theatre, March 18, 2017

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Award-winning Saskatchewan country music artist Codie Prevost performed in Swift Current on March 18 at a concert that was a fundraiser for the Lyric Theatre's building renovation fund. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales also benefitted the Hockridge and Thomson families in the city, who have to deal with expenses due to the medical condition of a child. Amisha Hockridge (13) was born with microtia, a rare condition that can affect the heart, spine, kidney and bowel. She already had 13 surgeries and she is preparing for another one. Amisha and her family attended the Codie Prevost concert. They were able to meet him before the start of his performance and she was invited by Prevost to perform a song  during his concert. She sang the Ed Sheeran song Thinking Out Loud. Three-year-old Bella Thomson was born with a rare form of severe combined immunodeficiency. She has spent over 600 days in hospital since birth. She has already undergone 12 surgeries and there will be at least two more. For more information about the journeys of these two children and community efforts to support them, go to the Facebook pages Amisha's Microtia Battle and Isabella's Mustard Seed.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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