Kelsey Huffman, owner of the Kaoss Dance Study in Trinity, TX and teacher’s aide at Lansberry Elementary School, was in a motorcycle accident on Dec. 27, 2016 that led to doctors discovering that she had a benign brain tumor. Huffman is scheduled to have brain surgery on Feb. 20 in downtown Houston. To offset some of the costs, the Trinity Police Department and Trinity Volunteer Fire Department held a barbecue fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 3 where they raised over $6,000.
“While she has insurance, the surgery will still come at a great cost to her family as there will be travel costs, the upfront cost of surgery, and there will be a recovery period where she will not be able to work,” Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones said. “All proceeds will go directly to her.”