Jacob Looney and his mother Christy pose for a photograph during an event to help raise money for Jacob’s medical expenses. The 11-year-old has severe retinopathy of prematurity and is having his right eye removed in the very near future. The money raised will help Jacob’s family with travel expenses to doctor appointments and any other medical expenses. Dink’s Barbecue furnished the brisket for the fundraiser and numerous people donated desserts and volunteered their labor. The Looney family would like to give a special thanks to everyone who donated, volunteered and/or contributed funds for Jacob.

Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital