Rossville, Kan. - On Friday, April 19, 2019 musician and Guinness World Records Holder, Scott Helmer will be teaming up with Rossville American Legion Post No. 31 to help raise money and awareness for Mallory Mitchell and Kyle Hammer to remind the couple to never give up and that everyone in the communities of Rossville, St. Mary’s, Topeka and beyond are supporting them.
Here’s what you need to know:
WHAT: Benefit Concert for Mallory Mitchell & Kyle Hammer, featuring Scott Helmer.
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 2019. Doors open at 7 pm, concert at 8 pm.
WHERE: Rossville American Legion Post No. 31 • 442 Main Street, Rossville, KS 66533.
COST: Admission is $10 and 100% of the proceeds goes to Mallory Mitchell & Kyle Hammer.
EVENT also includes a 50/ 50 raffle.
Rossville American Legion Post No. 31 will also be donating a portion of the night’s bar sales to Mallory and Kyle.
Free will donations for the couple will also be accepted.
Get more details and RSVP at the facebook event page.
Mallory & Kyle’s Story: Getting your wisdom teeth removed is not supposed to be a life-altering event, but it ended up as one for Mallory Mitchell.
Mallory is a 21-year-old college senior majoring in Business at Emporia State. She got engaged to Kyle Hammer in July of 2017 and they were working on planning their wedding day for September 2018. Going to school as a full-time college student as well as working, she planned the wedding to the love of her life, Kyle Hammer. The world was open to her and things looked bright.
Then on March 19, 2018, Mallory decided it was the best time to get her wisdom teeth removed. Between her work, school, and upcoming wedding planning, this would be the perfect window of opportunity to get this taken care of. Unfortunately, some things can not be planned.
She suffered a cardiac arrest that changed her life. After some tense and scary days, she awoke and alert and very near back to her regular spunky self. She had some lingering hand/eye coordination and slurred speech but was improving daily. It looked like everything was on its way back up. But life had other plans.
On March 23, four days after her ordeal began, her health declined rapidly. After a week in ICU at Stormont Vail, she was life flighted to KUMC. She was placed in a medically induced coma to stop undetected seizures and other complications. She was diagnosed with an Anoxic brain injury causing damage to both sides of her brain. Read the full story here.
Scott Helmer is a singer, songwriter, musician, talk radio host and Guinness World Records holder for "Most Live Music Performances in 24 Hours (multiple cities)”. Since 2012, his special fundraising concerts have helped raise more than $2 Million for good causes across America ranging from military veterans and their families, equine-assisted therapy, suicide prevention, first responders, pet and animal rescues, food banks, historic places, special needs children and adults, and more.
Helmer has also opened for artists like Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down, Jeff Bridges, Big Country and Eric Burdon & The Animals, and his entire mission of using his music and comeback story to make a difference was born after making mistakes in his own life, facing time in prison and being seconds away from committing suicide. Learn more at his website.