Beau Reve to host benefit for Austyn Halter

Published 10:21 am Friday, October 2, 2015

Music, carnival games, food and prizes are in the works for a benefit to help a little girl.

Austyn Halter, 2 ½, is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and has begun a second round of chemotherapy. Her oncologist believes a bone marrow transplant will be beneficial in her recovery.

A benefit is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at Beau Reve, 4400 Atlantic Road in Port Arthur.

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The grounds of the eatery will be filled with 19 carnival games, live entertainment, washer and horseshoe tournaments, cake walk, silent auction, live auction, raffle and door prizes.

Megan Anderle, a benefit committee member and family friend, said the toddler has been undergoing treatments at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and expected to undergo at least a six month inpatient stay during her course of treatment.

Halter’s parents, Sarah and Josh Halter of Orangefield, are well known in the community — Josh worked in construction and Sarah is a neonatal nurse.

Despite the positive attitude of the family, there is still a concern about mounting medical bills, expected to exceed tens of thousands of dollars.

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