WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) – One woman from Lycoming County is getting help in a fight for her life.
She’s battling terminal breast cancer and her grim diagnosis isn’t stopping her support system.
As these artists filled the studio with laughter and smiles..all while putting their paintbrush to canvas..they skillfully crafted “cancer warrior” lions in honor of Kelly’s strength.
“It’s great to see the community come together for one cause for one person,” said Essick.
“This year we are keeping the faith for Kelly and supporting her as much as we can,” said Breast Cancer Surviver, Barbie Barnes.
Barbie Barnes is a breast cancer survivor and finished her last round of chemotherapy in April.
She tells Eyewitness News she knows what Kelly is going through.
“It was a very rude awakening a huge experience of growth for me and really opened my eyes to the world of cancer. It’s something I was really unfamiliar with it was very challenging. It challenged my family it challenged my friends,” said Barnes.
For many of these painters , today is their first time..but they say they’d do it again in a heartbeat to help make a difference.
“I’m not very artistic so it’s a lot of fun so far. It’s nice to know even though we don’t know each other personally that they still have support,” said Essick.