• 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.

    WSOCTV.com 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

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