On Saturday, May 22, the Chester County community helped the Newsom family raise money to get their child, Anistyn Newsom, a seizure response dog during a day full of Fundraisers called “Seize the Day for Anistyn.” The auction and concert at Chester County Equestrian facilities raised $10,800, which alone exceeded their goal of $10,000. Then, the yard sale at Centennial Bank raised $3,300. The total amount raised from the 5k is not known yet. Anistyn’s parents Katie and Kelby Newsom expressed their thoughts about how much this meant to them.
”It was extremely humbling and overwhelming that the community pulled together for Anistyn the way that they did,” Katie said. “We can never express our gratitude to our community enough! Chester County is an amazing place to reside! We have raised all the funds necessary to purchase Rogan (the seizure response dog) for Anistyn.”