Steve Springer, winner of Volvo’s recent Biggest Fan of the Big East contest, poses with 8-year-old daughter Mackenzie Phelps after completion of Movin’ 4 Mackenzie, a 5K run-walk-ride-a-thon in Murray Saturday at the Murray-Calloway County Park. The event was a fundraiser to help offset medical expenses associated with her treatment for Transverse Myelitis, which last year left her partially paralyzed. A great day with dozens of participants showing their support for Mackenzie and family.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

5 thoughts on “Catching up with BFOTBE”
  1. Charlie –
    Is there a website or some other way one can donate to the cause? I, and I’m sure others, would like to help.
    – Tom
    P.S. Sorry for the long absence. Busy with travel, selling my Mom’s house, etc. Good to be back in the loop.

  2. Tom, thanks for asking. No web site for donations as of yet. If you do want to help out, the address is: Casey Springer, 2206 Carol Drive, Murray, KY. 42071.

  3. Charlie, how is MacKenzie doing? She looks radiant in the picture you posted. Tom and I continue to pray for her. Go CARDS!

    1. Mackenzie has more than her share of challenges but she is a fighter. She and her mother Casey are going to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore Thursday for a couple of weeks for more analysis on how the disease is affecting her body. Thanks for your prayers, Linda.

  4. The fundraisers that we have been doing are for this bike.

    We will be at KKI and Johns Hopkins for massive Physical Therapy and lab work, bone scan, urology and a neurology appointment.

    She is doing well but hasn’t recovered any function.Thanks for the continued support and prayers!

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