Raymond FFA auction benefits 32-year-old with stage 4 colon cancer

Eric Schellpeper is fighting through his second round of chemotherapy.

RAYMOND, Neb. (KLKN) – The Raymond Central High School FFA hosted a fundraiser Friday night, with some of the proceeds going to the family of a man diagnosed with colon cancer.

Eric Schellpeper, the son of former FFA Advisor Jeff Schellpeper, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in May 2021.  Eric is 32, with a wife and young daughter.

Now the community is coming together to support Schellpeper as he goes through his second round of chemotherapy.

Two halves of a hog were donated to the FFA’s auction, with all of the proceeds going to Schellpeper and his family.  They were sold for $4,200.

Another $2,800 in donations was also raised for the family.

“It’s just been a hard struggle for him, but it does help, knowing he has all the support of family and friends,” Jeff Schellpeper said. “And we really have got to thank everybody who helps out with the GoFundMe Page, Eric’s Fight For Life, and tonight.”

To donate to Schellpeper, visit the GoFundMe page, which has currently raised almost $19,000.

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