NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling and the wrestling family in Nashville have always come together to help when it is needed.
This Friday, the fans and the wrestlers will come together to help raise awareness and help one of Nashville’s brightest stars and his family.
Bryan Casanova, also known as Bryan Casey, has been a strong wrestler in the Nashville wrestling scene. But now, Casanova has to be there for his family. His girlfriend Karen has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, also known as CML. CML is due to having too many granulocytes, which is a white blood cell. Most people with CML have a gene mutation called the Philadelphia chromosome.
Karen is home from the hospital, but she is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
On Friday, April 26, 2013, the NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling family will come together to help with a bone marrow drive. The two ladies who have been working hard to come together, LaVonda Bell and Terri Sylvis, are hoping to do anything to help Karen and Bryan.
“Karen is a girlfriend, mother, and daughter,” Terri said earlier in the week. “Bryan and his family need all the help you can give. Even if its just prayers or a homemade card to Karen to brighten her day, right now ANYTHING will help them out.”
Their hope is that with this bone marrow drive, a match can be found for Karen and even other people that are waiting for their miracle as well.
While there are no needles involved, there will be swabs and will be added to the bone marrow registry. For those unable to make the drive, visit www.bethematch.org or www.marrow.org for more information.
The bone marrow drive will start at noon and until 6:30 p.m. Then the benefit begins.
Every dollar that is donated will go to cover the costs of testing and to help the family.
Already announced for Friday night, in a hair match, Drew Haskins with Reno Riggins will take on Gary Valiant with Krull at ringside. Who will lose their hair, Reno or Krull?
Wolfie D will be in singles action against Shaun Tempers.
Jimmy Street will present the Seven-Up challenge. Who will face the monster Seven in the ring?
Super Barney will face off against Sheik Sa-Luk. Dave Matthews will face Big Time Sexy.
Also announced, Hot Rod Biggs, Jason Nation, Johnny Bandana and more!
Card is subject to change.
The SAW Mill is located at 1214B Louisville Highway in Millersville, Tennessee.
The bone marrow drive will start at noon and go until 6:30 p.m.
Doors will open for wrestling at 7:00 p.m. and bell time will be at 8:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.southernallstar.com.
Tickets are $10 for all seats!