Willow Springs Student Honors Grandmother with Breast Cancer Awareness
Trailer and OMC/Newby Fund
Waylon Woolsey, a senior at Willow Springs High School, is selling raffle
tickets for a pink Breast Cancer Awareness trailer. Tickets will be sold
by the OMC Foundation for $20. The raffle will take place during halftime
at the Willow Springs High School Hoop Queen varsity basketball game on
February 2, 2018. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward the OMC/Newby
Fund. This fund will support breast cancer survivors by providing funds
for wigs and other amenities.
Waylon’s trailer is his high school senior project and also a memorial
for his grandmother, Cathy Newby, who fought breast cancer for eight years.
Mrs. Newby passed away in 1996, three years before Waylon was born. Waylon
now wants to raise awareness for breast cancer so that other young people
will have the opportunity to meet and get to know their grandmothers.
Waylon has roughly 15 hours in the project and completed it under the direction
of his mentor in the Vo-Ag Program, Cody Stewart. Waylon also received
assistance on this project from Mike Newberry of Newberry Auto Sales and
Willow Springs FFA.
Carol Silvey, Vice President for Advancement at the Ozarks Medical Center
Foundation, met Waylon to thank him for creating a wonderful memorial
for his grandmother.
“The OMC Foundation is honored to be a part of Mrs. Newby’s
memory,” said Silvey. “And we are proud of Waylon for raising
awareness and funds for a disease that impacts one in eight women.”
“Willow Springs High School is to be commended for establishing a
senior project that inspires students to honor family members and to create
awareness for a cause,” said Silvey.
The trailer is 12 feet by 6.5 inches wide and has a detachable ramp tailgate
and toolbox. For information on how to purchase trailer raffle tickets
that support the OMC/Newby fund, contact the OMC Foundation at 417-853-5200.