HELP Castalia Bella Barron get leukemia Treatments

Posted: August 28, 2011 in CAUSES, Helping Hands Events, NEW FRIENDS, Table Of Contents
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Hello, I am 6 yr. old Castalia Barron and my family needs your support to help cover my medical treatments and related expenses for Leukemia.

This is her story:

Six-year-old Castalia Bella Barron, the only child of Joe and Summer Barron of Longview, and the only grandchild of Debbie Townsend of Hawkins, was recently diagnosed with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Castalia came into this world on the California coast a brave little warrior while daddy, a decorated Purple Heart Marine formerly of Hawkins was on the front lines in Iraq. True to her name in the Latin form, she is “Pure Beauty”. Not the kind leukemia can temporarily take away, but the kind that exudes from inside a truly beautiful person. Everyone who has ever been graced with her presence or been within earshot of her contagious giggle went away a better person. Not a typical girlie girl, her favorite colors are not the pastels one thinks of as girl colors but instead passionate, bright reds and purples; attributes of her strong spirit. To understand the adventurous courage of Castalia, you need only know that she was diagnosed while in California on a summer trip to learn to surf. So determined was she to get all she could out of that adventure, when the acute symptoms began to manifest themselves she blew them off and rationalized logical excuses for them. Only when the symptoms became serious enough for her to go to the emergency room did she give in to the reality of her condition. The hope for Castalia is to one day see her on a surf board hanging ten stronger and more beautiful than ever; inside and out. Castalia’s family has no insurance and have ahead of them what is projected to be an enormously expensive two-and-a-half-year fight to beat leukemia. Donations to Castalia can be made at any Austin Bank to an account in the name of Debbie Lee Townsend FBO Castalia Bella Barron. To follow Castalia’s story, look for Castalia’s Crewsade on facebook soon.

Many fundraising events are being scheduled to raise funds for Miss Castalia Barron’s medical & transportation needs back & forth to Children’s Medical Center for chemo treatments etc. The following are a few of the fundraising events being scheduled, Online Auction & Raffle, Bake sales across our surrounding areas, as well as garage sales, car washes, motorcycle run, fish fry, live auction, benefit concert etc. with 100% of the proceeds raised benefiting the Barron family. Please keep checking back for updated events.

Current Fundraising Events Scheduled:

Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 8:00am – Sept. 15, 2011  – Auction&Raffle 4 Castalia Barron – by Lil’ Bits & Bows is holding an online auction, which is being held here: Lil’ Bits & Bows is donating 100% of the proceeds raised to Castalia’s medical expenses. Please help with ANY donation that you can make! A few examples:boutique items, bows, clothes, unopened toiletries, baby/kid items, household items that can be shipped, services, ANYTHING that can be sold WILL make something to help out this family in need!! Please visit for more information about this event.

Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 10:00am – Sept. 25 @ 1:00am– Castalia Barron’s Leukemia Benefit “Pure Beauty” Benefit Bike Run, Fish Fry, Auction & “Wes Jeans” in Concert.  The goal is to raise $10,000 from this event to help this family through what is predicted to be a minimum 2 ½ year process to beat this disease. All proceeds from the bike run, fish fry, auction, t-shirts, koozies, wristbands and more will go to the family. Please help us help them!

 Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. – $10.00 per person

First Bike Out 11:00 a.m. – Last Bike In 3:00 p.m.

 Fish Fry Starts 3:30 p.m.  

Live Auction Begins 4:30 p.m.

Concert 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. ($5.00 Cover Charge)

 Cash donations can be made directly to Castalia’s family at any Austin Bank location to the account in the name of: Debbie Lee Townsend FBO Castalia Bella Barron

 For more info call 903.539.0296 – Email: – Facebook: ParadiseHarbor

Help us print fliers & pass them out everywhere you go in order to spread the word about this important cause. The flyer is located under Castalia_Flyer.doc located at:

Please help us contact all the area motorcycle clubs. If you know anyone who is part of a motorcycle club, please have them contact Debbie via call or text at 903.539.0296 or or at If you know any businesses or individuals who may want to donate items or services for the auction, please ask them to contact us as well. We are also looking for sponsors to help with setting up a children’s area. Wes Jeans in the concert! Please share this event with all of your friends. All proceeds benefit Castalia Bella Barron.

Thurs. Oct. 6, 2011 @ 9:00am – Sat. Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 6:00pm – Fundraiser Garage Sale in Golden, Tx. with 100% of proceeds raised benefiting the Barron family. *Donated items for garage sales & silent auction, are currently being accepted & GREATLY appreciated.


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  1. Tami Isaacs says:

    Thank you Tim for getting this page setup for Castalia & her family. Anyone interested in donating items for the garage sales or helping bake goodies for the bake sales, please contact me.
    Thank you,

  2. Have they checked into possibly getting a referral to St. Judes in Memphis? St. Judes provides treatment at no cost but the diagnosing doctor will have to refer and there is an application process. I realize it is quite a way from home but I would be afraid of a regular hospital “going light” on treatment in light of the lack of insurance. The Ronald McDonald House is available for the family of St. Judes patients as well. Just thought I would throw this out there as a possibility. My heart goes out to this beautiful little girl and her family – two of my cousins have had leukemia as well. Prayers headed their way!

  3. treatment says:

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  4. castalia says:

    than you for doing this for me

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