SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Guests gathered Sunday on the top floor of the downtown central library for live music, food, and a silent auction all for a good cause.
The 14th annual Harvest for Hope by the Emilio Nares Foundation benefits children with cancer. The foundation also helps children with cancer get to and from the hospital for treatment. A service that is critical to one mom and daughter team.
Mom Jessica says her daughter, Julia, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2015. Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that develops in certain types of nerve tissue.
“When you’re faced with a diagnosis like this, your world kind of crumbles down for a minute and you don’t know where to go what to do,” said Jessica.
And, Jessica says the disease was tough to diagnose.
“One day she woke up she had lost strength on her left leg,” Jessica continued. “They ordered a MRI after that and found tumors spread all over her torso and two big masses growing against her spinal cord.”
Julia spent time at Rady Children's Hospital getting treatment. And, the aspiring singer even got to sing for Miley Cyrus.
However on Sunday it was Julia's dad, a musician, playing for a crowd at this year's 14th annual fundraiser.
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Police detectives investigating a suspicious overnight death at a Chula Vista tattoo shop categorized the death as a homicide Monday morning, the Chula Vista Police Department reported.
Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from a car early Monday morning and at least two people were hospitalized following a head- on crash in Tierrasanta, police said.
Dry weather but cooler temperatures will continue Monday throughout San Diego County, though a slight chance of rain could be on the way for the middle of this week.
A small plane crashed and burned in an El Cajon parking lot shortly after takeoff Sunday, sending three people to a hospital.
A touching show of solidarity was on display Sunday as the body of fallen San Diego firefighter Cory Iverson returned to San Diego.
One person was killed and at least two others injured in a two-car crash on Old Highway 395 near Pala Mesa Resort on Sunday.
A driver's license and drunken driving checkpoint in Poway resulted in four arrests, sheriff's officials said Sunday.
Distraught doesn't begin to describe the family of Jermaine Barnes, a Mountain View man left with life-threatening brain injuries after he was hit by a car Friday night outside of his home.