Community Rallies To Help Winslow Native Stricken With Cancer
A Winslow native is now fighting for his life and his friends and family are determined to do whatever they can to help him.30-year-old Chad McCaslin was born and raised in Winslow and is a 1998 graduate of Winslow High School.McCaslin has recently been diagnosed with Stage-4 brain cancer.The U.S. Navy veteran is currently at the Dana Farber Cancer institute in Boston. Although he served five years in the Navy he has no health insurance that covers anything as catastrophic as cancer.His friends have spent a lot of time planning a benefit to help raise money for McCaslin and they say, despite his diagnosis, he remains upbeat. “His spirits are really well,” says lifelong friend Josh Plisga. “His spirits couldn’t be any higher. He wants to fight. He wants to fight as long as he can and we’re gonna do everything in our power to keep him fighting as long as we can.”The fundraiser is set for Saturday February 26th at the VFW on Veterans Drive in Winslow.A silent auction starts at 5:00, followed by a spaghetti supper and the band Fallen Angel will perform from 9:00-11:00.It’s $10.00 for admission to the event with all proceeds going to help Chad McCaslin with his medical expenses.Donations can also be sent to or dropped off at the Taconnet Federal Credit Union at 316 Benton Avenue in Winslow.