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Benefit for La Porte City man fighting cancer gets so many RSVPs that a bigger location has to be found

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (KWWL) - Matt Feuerbach has a support system behind his cancer battle. A big support system. Saturday's benefit, "Fighting for Feuerbach", has received so many RSVPs that organizers have had to move the event to accommodate his crowd of supporters.

In September, Feuerbach, a John Deere employee, had a seizure. His wife, Zoie, took him to a hospital where a spot on his brain was found. Further testing in Iowa City confirmed the spot was a tumor.

Feuerbach's tumor was removed weeks later. But soon, he was diagnosed with Grade III Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma. The treatment? Seven weeks of radiation, along with three forms of chemotherapy.

With that, Feuerbach is in the fight of his life. But he's certainly not alone. Saturday, his supporters will gather at the Electric Park Ballroom (310 W Conger St.) in Waterloo from 4 until 11 p.m. The event was planned for the UAW Hall, but the large expected turnout led to the venue change Thursday.

At the February 15 event, there will be live and silent auctions, a raffle, bracelet and t-shirt sales, and a free-will donation meal.

Let organizers know you plan to attend by visiting the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2861148987256617/

If you're unable to attend but would like to help, donations can be made in Matt's name at Cedar Valley Bank in La Porte City.

KWWL wishes Matt the very best.


Abby Turpin

Evening Anchor

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