Church hosting Sunday benefit for his family
He’s an 18-year-old champion soccer player who dreams of studying to be an airplane pilot after he graduates in May. So when Josh Harmison was diagnosed with sarcoma a month ago, the Calvary Christian High School senior found himself facing the greatest challenge of his young life.
Fortunately, Josh has a community of friends and family rallying to his aid. His school has been supporting him and raising money since they heard the news.
Between clothing sales, prayer bracelets, a lunch/bake sale, and various donations and collections, the school has already brought in over $5,000 for the Bellefontaine area teen and his family.
Sunday, Feb. 27, the congregation at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 624 Township Road 55, Bellefontaine, is hosting a lunch and bake sale to raise money on Josh’s behalf from 12:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Attendees can donate toward lunch — barbecue chicken sandwich, green beans, chips and a cookie — to eat at the church or take it to go. There will also be baked goods available to purchase.
“We expect a lot of people,” fundraiser organizer and youth pastor at VCF Aaron Schrader said. “We’re not sure how many, but we’re preparing for 500. It’s a great way for students to serve and help their friend.”
Supporters can also add funds to a card the family will use to pay for food, medical bills and other necessities.
To do so, simply call (614) 722-9265 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and add your donation to the Joshua Harmison account.
The adopted son of Tina Adelsberger and her late husband, Bill, Josh was started on chemotherapy right away.
They’ll find out how the treatments are working on March 7, which supporters are calling J-Day.