Members of the community continue to rally around a 10-year-old girl and her family as they face the most difficult challenge of all. Ten-year-old Korie Howard of Knox was recently placed in Hospice care after suffering with cancer which has now moved into her lungs, but the community is standing strong, showing their support and solidarity for the young girl.
According to those close to Howard, the doctors have given her weeks to months to live. Hospice will be providing her with comfort measures only. The cancer continues to spread and all preventative measures are moot.
According to Tammie Singleton, community members are asking that businesses use ribbons or paint to decorate their storefronts with the colors yellow and blue. Yellow, she said, for childhood cancer, and blue because it is Korie’s favorite color. She said they are also trying to encourage businesses to post “Stay Strong Korie” messages on their outdoor signs to show their support.
A benefit dance is also planned for Korie at the VFW in Knox on Friday evening.