Food Network Alumna Raises Money for Local Family

Food Network's 'Chopped' contestant, Krissy Kerwin, hosted a fundraiser for Carter Buffum on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th at Prime Cuts in Jackson, Michigan. Chef Kerwin prepared and served her Mexican Posole for customers to purchase in support of Carter and his family. Carter suffers from Mitochondrial Disease. This life threatening disease affects his cognitive abilities and GI system. Carter cannot walk, talk or eat most foods like other children his age. He is completely dependent upon thirteen medications per day to sustain his young life. There is no cure or treatment for his disease. Children like Carter, who are diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease don’t live long enough to enjoy their teen years. Proceeds from the fundraiser were given to Carter's family to cover his medical expenses and transportation to Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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  • Chef Krissy Kerwin serves customers her Mexican Posole for the 'Raising Carter' fundraising event at Prime Cuts in Jackson, Michigan. Patrick Kerwin

  • Patrick Kerwin

  • Patrick Kerwin

  • Chef Kerwin, the Buffum Family and a representative of Make-A-Wish Foundation are all smiles for the event held in honor of Carter. Patrick Kerwin

  • Patrick Kerwin

  • Chef Kerwin and the Buffum Family. Patrick Kerwin

  • Carter Buffum with a friend from school. Sierra Buffum

  • Carter's proud parents, Joshua and Sierra Buffum. Sierra Buffum