Six-year-old Nathan Welby honored by ‘Nathan’s Knights’

Dillon Cummings, 7, of Dallas puts on his Nathan’s Knights shirt in in support of his friend. - Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post
Karen Wnuk, of Lehman, fills out raffle tickets during the fundraiser. - Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post
Richard Cummings, of Dallas, helps his son Dillon, 7, put on his Nathan’s Knights benefit shirt. - Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post
Jeff Welby poses for a photo with his sons Brian, 7, Nathan, 6, and mom Jennifer during a benefit in support of Nathan’s recovery. - - Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post
Jennifer Shepherd, a PTO mom from Lehman, helps fill food orders during Nathan’s fundraiser. - - Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post
Jim Welby, or ‘Guppie’ as his grandkids call him drives his grandson Nathan around the Lake-Lehman track field in a golf cart, during a benefit in Natham’s honor. - - Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post
Juliana, 6, of Dallas, watches as her mom Corin helps her fill a tube of sand art. - - Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post

LEHMAN TWP. — Nathan Welby was honored at a fundraiser June 16 at the Lake-Lehman football stadium.

Nathan, 6, was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. His family is making long trips to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for chemotherapy, followed by radiation treatments.

Admission was $10 and “Nathan’s Knights” t-shirts were sold for $10. Knights represents the Lake-Lehman School District where Nathan’s mother Jennifer Welby teaches and the light blue with navy blue lettering was chosen to represent the Dallas School District where Nathan attends school.

Several members of the Lake-Lehman School District created a committee to organize the event. Once word got out the event would be held, the committee received an overwhelming response of donations from community members, local businesses, as well as faculty, staff and families from the Lake-Lehman and Dallas school districts.

Teachers and staff hosted a charity walk to help defer the costs the family is incurring. In addition to the walk, there were games for kids, basket raffles, music, food, fire trucks, face painting, and arts and crafts.

The event raised a little over $20,000, all of which will go directly to Nathan’s family.

Dillon Cummings, 7, of Dallas puts on his Nathan’s Knights shirt in in support of his friend.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_tdo062417llfundraiser-2.jpgDillon Cummings, 7, of Dallas puts on his Nathan’s Knights shirt in in support of his friend. Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post

Karen Wnuk, of Lehman, fills out raffle tickets during the fundraiser.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_tdp062418llfundraiser-1.jpgKaren Wnuk, of Lehman, fills out raffle tickets during the fundraiser. Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post

Richard Cummings, of Dallas, helps his son Dillon, 7, put on his Nathan’s Knights benefit shirt.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_tdp062418llfundraiser-4.jpgRichard Cummings, of Dallas, helps his son Dillon, 7, put on his Nathan’s Knights benefit shirt. Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post

Jeff Welby poses for a photo with his sons Brian, 7, Nathan, 6, and mom Jennifer during a benefit in support of Nathan’s recovery.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_tdp062418llfundraiser-5.jpgJeff Welby poses for a photo with his sons Brian, 7, Nathan, 6, and mom Jennifer during a benefit in support of Nathan’s recovery. Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post

Jennifer Shepherd, a PTO mom from Lehman, helps fill food orders during Nathan’s fundraiser.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_tdp062418llfundraiser-7.jpgJennifer Shepherd, a PTO mom from Lehman, helps fill food orders during Nathan’s fundraiser. Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post

Jim Welby, or ‘Guppie’ as his grandkids call him drives his grandson Nathan around the Lake-Lehman track field in a golf cart, during a benefit in Natham’s honor.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_tdp062418llfundraiser-8.jpgJim Welby, or ‘Guppie’ as his grandkids call him drives his grandson Nathan around the Lake-Lehman track field in a golf cart, during a benefit in Natham’s honor. Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post

Juliana, 6, of Dallas, watches as her mom Corin helps her fill a tube of sand art.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_tdp062419llfundraiser-6.jpgJuliana, 6, of Dallas, watches as her mom Corin helps her fill a tube of sand art. Aanda Hrycyna | For Dallas Post
Nathan Welby diagnosed with inoperable brain tumor