Jennifer LeCompte suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia, a illness that severe pain on one side of her face. The illness and a series of brain surgeries make her unable to work, so friends organized a fundraiser to help pay her bills.
People at the silent auction received a number, which they used to bid on various items including gift certificates, gift boxes and board games.
Friends who organized the auction said they were shocked by the community support and hope the money raised can help LeCompte stay afloat.
“Jenny is an amazing woman…How courageous she is to have to go through all of this and still keep fighting. It’s amazing,” said event organizer Katie Dunne.
Another fundraiser is planned for Feb. 12.