Shae Legerski. (Courtesy photo)
A guitar used by Garth Brooks when he appeared recently in Billings will be given away this month to benefit a Sheridan child suffering from a rare liver disease.
Shae Legerski, 8-year-old daughter of Tyler and Tayla Legerski, was diagnosed at 2 months with Biliary Atresia, which damages the bile ducts in the liver.
According to her grandmother, Lorna Tucker, Shae had a liver transplant on Aug. 5. After the transplant, Tucker said, Shae developed six infections, and another surgery was needed to drain an abscess. Since then, Tucker said, Shae and her mom have been in Omaha, Neb., where Shae undergoes frequent blood work.
The drawing for the guitar and other prizes, including $1,500 cash, is set for Sept. 16 at the Wyarno Roadhouse Saloon & Eatery. Tucker said Brooks’ involvement started with a live Facebook program that he does every Monday night.
Tucker said Brooks’ publicist later contacted her, and the family ended up receiving tickets to Brooks’ show in Billings along with tee shirts and other items and Brooks’ promise of the guitar that he used in the Billings show.
Brooks also said he will personalize the guitar to whoever wins it on Sept. 16. Tucker said in addition to the raffle, the Sept. 16 event will include a pulled pork dinner and a dance to music by the Munsicks. Those who bring their raffle ticket stubs will eat for free; otherwise the dinner is $5.
Tucker said in addition to donating the guitar, Brooks said he would match the proceeds raised from the sale of the musical instrument. Tucker said 300 tickets were printed and are being sold for $50 each.
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Another photo of Shae. (Courtesy photo)