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Red bluff family holding fundraiser to help sick son

Published On: Oct 16 2013 08:00:30 PM CDT
RED BLUFF, Calif. -

A Red Bluff family is seeking help to raise $10,000 that could change their son’s life for the better. The Drummond family is seeking help for their 4-year-old boy who suffers from "Arnold-Chiari Malformation" which is also known as ACM .

ACM is a complex illness in which the tail of Toby’s brain has slipped down to his central nervous system and is being choked off by his spinal cord, which results in Toby suffering from seizures and nerve damage.

"He came out and his arms were clinched to his chest,” said Toby’s mother Suzanne Drummond. “He started missing milestones at six months, we really started noticing that there was really something wrong."

Suzanne said doctors told her that finding a cure was impossible, since Toby’s condition is so complex. But Toby’s family has not given up and are holding a fundraiser, Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Red Bluff Moose Lodge. ‘Tabs for Toby’ fundraiser will include a spaghetti dinner, along with a raffle and a show.

All the proceeds will go to genetic testing, which will allow a possibility for better care and possible surgery for Toby.

"We just focus on today and make sure that Toby gets the best care and the best possible life that he can," said Toby’s father, Bryce Drummond.

For more information you can contact “Tabs 4 Toby” (530) 529-2886 or via email
An account has also been set up at Sierra Central Credit Union. To make a donation, mention “ Tabs 4 Toby.”
What:“Tabs 4 Toby” Fundraiser
When: 3-7p.m. Sunday, Oct, 20
Where: Moose Lodge, 11745 SR 99W
How much: $10 adults, $7 kids ages 5-12