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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Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.