Sand Creek Band, Greene County 4-H’s performance arts group, is hosting a free concert, Music Under the Stars, on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
The concert will be on the grass lot beside Unico Bank at 506 W. Kingshighway in Paragould. The band plays a wide variety of music for all ages, and is assisting the community with fundraising efforts for Allie Randleman.
Randleman is a 7-year-old second-grader at Greene County Tech. She has been in LaBonheur Children’s Hospital since May 29. Randleman was admitted because of a specific strand of E. coli that caused her to develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS, though rare, is the result of toxic substances the bacteria produce in the digestive system that destroy red blood cells. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea, fever, lethargy, and weakness. In severe cases it can lead to kidney failure or even death.
Randleman was in the pediatric intensive care unit (ICI) for 22 days. She was later moved to a regular floor and is healing and growing stronger every day. Randleman has made great progress since she was first admitted, but a long road of recovery remains.
Four-H’ers are hopeful for Randleman’s discharge from the hospital soon so she can begin rehabilitation, and get back to the fun loving, spunky cowgirl that she is.
Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs on Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The Campground Clovers 4-H Club will be serving refreshments.
Those unable to attend the concert may donate for Allie Randleman at any Unico Bank branch, or online at GoFundMe.com. They may search for Allie’s name, click on her picture and follow the link.