Fund Raiser At Crockett Helps One Special Boy

By Wyatt Goolsby
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Students and teachers at Crockett Elementary in Midland enjoyed a big party Friday evening. However, this year's annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta had a new twist.  All of the money raised at the school's activity will be part of what teachers call "a gift of love." And it's all for one special three-year-old.

From a talent show, to games and booths, the annual fiesta at Crockett Elementary was busy as usual Friday.

"We have lots of great student entertainment, we have food for everybody, burritos, popcorn, and cake walk. Just your old fashion, school fair with lots of fun and activities for the whole family," Dolores Cano, the principal at Crockett Elementary, said.

But the fund raising this year won't go to the school. Instead, teachers have decided it will help to pay the medical bills for three-year-old Trevor Treadaway.

"He was diagnosed with Brian and spinal cord tumors in January," Melinda Treadaway, Trevor's mother and a teacher at Crockett, said.

She said while her son is going through Chemo treatments, his condition hasn't changed. Now, students and teachers are doing something to help.

"This is such a terrible experience for any family to go through. As a campus we are a family, we are a team, and we want the Tredaways to know that we're here supporting them; we are praying for them, we just want Trevor to get the best that he can. So anything we can do to help we certainly want to do it," Cano explained.

So, this year's fiesta has been named "Triumph for Trevor."

"She told me a while back that they wanted to do something to try and help and she just decided out of her generosity to make the while thing for him," Treadaway said.

And with a good turnout like Friday's event, Tredaway said it's unbelievable how much support Trevor has received.

"I don't even think I can put it into words, overcome with emotion, overwhelming the generosity that people are showing and have shown since everything," Tredaway said.

Students and Teachers at Crockett Elementary will be collecting money all of this month.

Treadaway said the money will go towards paying for the different treatments in Fort Worth and Houston in the next few months.