Barbeque fundraiser held for Iredell teen with brain cancer



STATESVILLE - A barbeque benefiting Matthew Bailey, an Iredell County teenager with brain cancer, was held Saturday to help with medical expenses. Around 500 plates of barbeque were served today.

Bailey is battling brain cancer and his pastor is working to motivate him in the fight by making some of his biggest dreams come true.

Bailey has a top 10 list of wishes and earlier this month he had lunch with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. revealed Matthew’s top 10 list on Twitter and the hashtag #Top10ForMatt.

If you are interested in sending a donation to help with Bailey’s medical expenses, you can mail them to this address:

Cooking for Christ c/o Burney Paslay
168 Saddlewood Lane
Statesville, NC 28625

Checks can be made out to Cooking for Christ, designated to the Matthew Bailey fund.

Read below for Bailey’s Top 10 list.

Matthew Bailey's Top 10 list:

No. 1: Throw a football with Cam Newton

No. 2: Play H-O-R-S-E with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan

No. 3: Tebow with Tim Tebow

No. 4: Play a pick up game with Kevin Durant

No. 5: Meet Johnny Manziel

 No. 6: Go to the NCAA Final Four

No. 7: Visit Cameron Indoor Arena, meet Coach K

No. 8: Sit courtside for a Miami Heat game

No. 9: Go to the Super Bowl

No. 10: Go to an NBA Finals game