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Family hosts benefit to support Central Texas fisherman battling cancer

Tim is from Belton, but for at least the next the next 14 weeks, he will be in Dallas receiving radiation. (Source: KXXV) Tim is from Belton, but for at least the next the next 14 weeks, he will be in Dallas receiving radiation. (Source: KXXV)
BELTON, TX (KXXV) -

The family of a Central Texas man battling cancer is now asking for your help.

Tim "Catfish" Kelley was born and raised in Belton, and he is now hoping the place he calls home will rally together to help him get back to doing what he loves.

"He spends a lot of time at the lake and when he is not at the lake, he is trying to do something outside. he thinks he is a fisherman," Tim's Nephew, Rusty Kelley said.

But, right now those are days that are few and far between for Tim.

"He was diagnosed with prostate cancer about a year ago, being treated in the temple area was not an option, he has a pre-existing heart condition and so the closest place that we could find that was able to treat him was the Dallas area," Rusty said.

Tim is from Belton, but for at least the next the next 14 weeks, he will be in Dallas receiving radiation. His family said lodging alone is adding up to $6,000 and that isn't even scratching the surface.

"Everything that he would do at home he is having to do in Dallas right now and the medical expenses are really, really going to start adding up, they already have," Rusty said.

Which is why his family is now asking for your help.

"Everybody likes him, he has got a lot of friends and that's kind of what we are banking on now," Rusty said. "You don't know when you are going to need help and hopefully when that day comes, somebody else is there to help you."

If you would like to help Tim, his family is hosting a fundraiser in his honor this weekend.

They will be selling plates of Barbecue for $10. There will also be a raffle and auction.

The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the VFW in Belton, 2311 S. Pearl St.

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