Local Radio Personality Seeking Help To Save Speaking Ability

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Story Updated: Feb 6, 2014

Holly Gaskin makes her living as a radio personality.

You probably know her better as "Holly Rivers" on Z93 or "Cricket" on Froggy 97.

Gaskin suffers from the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis or NF.

"It makes tumors grow. It also causes bone deformities, which I'm experiencing right now in my face, my jaw. I have 50 percent bone loss in my jaw. I need reconstructive surgery. It's very painful right now. Most of my teeth are loose and it's getting hard to talk which is obviously how I make my living," said Gaskin.

She doesn't have the money or insurance for Sunshine Dental's $25,000 fee, so she's reaching out to the public.

"I want to have some fundraisers, trying to find venues for benefits. I have a lot of musician friends who have offered to help and play," said Gaskin.

She's hoping that venue will be donated.

She has a small fundraiser is already planned for March 9 at Bistro 108 in Watertown.

Contact her by calling (315) 559-7183.

If you'd like to make a financial contribution to help Holly, visit youcaring.com.

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Tim Fluent said on Friday, Feb 7 at 8:05 PM

Hi cricket I'm Tim from the Amarillo Country Band and the band is available and willing to help out at a benefit when ever yor are ready. Just call me 315-486-9590 or send an e-mail to t_fluent@msn.com, very glad to help out in your time of need.

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