Matt Westerdale is in a wheelchair, but he's a fighter. And over the weekend, he had a lot of folks in his corner.
Westerdale, who has had muscular dystrophy since childhood, has been active in Jerry Lewis Telethons and other Muscular Dystrophy Association events. This summer, he decided to organize his own fundraiser for MDA at St. Joseph Catholic Church's fellowship hall.
The event was held from 7 to 11 Saturday night and was attended by about 50 or 60 people at one time.
Guests were charged $15 admission, and the event raised "right about two thousand dollars," Westerdale said Sunday.
"I think it went really good," he said. "With it being the first one, I would have been happy to raise one thousand."