Time To Rally Around A Manning Man To Support Him And His Family As He Battles Cancer

An April 28th benefit is being planned for a Manning man who is battling Multiple Myeloma cancer. Travis Meier was diagnosed on Nov. 19 of last year and has since undergone six rounds of chemotherapy. Earlier this month, he received a stem cell transplant at the Buffet Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb. Until recently, Meier has been relatively tight-lipped about his health problems, but through the urging of a friend and physician, he has agreed to allow the community to show their support through a special fundraiser. The Sunday event will feature a brat and burger meal from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the IKM-Manning school cafeteria that will also include live and silent auctions. The live auction will start at 12:30 p.m. Special accounts have been established at both Templeton Savings Bank locations in Manning and Templeton and at First National Bank in Manning for monetary and auction item donations. Meier is a husband, a father and a friend to many. But taking part in this fundraiser is just one way that others can give back to a man who has given so much to others, including through his service with the Army National Guard.