Community rallies to support Youngsville resident battling cancer

Friends of a Youngsville man fighting cancer gathered on Saturday to support him and his family.

Peyton Murphy was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma in March 2017 and traveled to St. Jude for treatment. In 2020 the cancer returned, but this time spread to his lungs. Murphy still needs regular visits to St. Jude.

His friends say they don’t want to sit on the sidelines to watch the family’s hardships, so they decided to help out in the most Southern Louisiana way – by cooking crawfish.

A fundraising campaign is being held at 501 Sports Bar in Youngsville to help the Murphy family offset their expenses. The family has three children, and friends say that with regular visits to St. Jude, household needs and other expenses, medical expenses can sometimes be difficult to cover.

The goal was to sell 500 tickets, with crawfish costing $ 20 for three pounds. Professional MMA fighter and Lafayette resident Dustin Poirier is also on the boil to show his support.

The event lasts until 2 p.m.

Read more of Peyton’s story here.

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