Gary Allan Steps Up to Help Family of Sick Toddler Who Were Scammed
Gary Allan has come to the rescue of a family in Kentucky who were the victims of a terrible scam from a family friend.
Authorities in Louisville arrested 30-year-old Kyle Nunn and charged him with two felony counts of theft by deception early in February after Nunn allegedly approached Baxter’s 942 bar and grill in October, claiming he wanted to stage a benefit concert for Addilyn Roberts, a local two-year-old who was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in September. Baxter is accused of having collected $6,000 from the establishment, as well as an additional $3,000 from Robert's parents, after claiming that he could get Jason Aldean to perform a benefit concert for the sick child.
The $3,000 came from Addie’s Army, a foundation set up to benefit the girl. To make matters even worse, authorities say Nunn was able to gain the family's trust because he had gone to school with Angela Roberts, Addie's mother.
When Allan heard about the incident, he decided to step in. The singer has partnered with local country station Q-103.1 and Baxter’s 942 to stage a genuine benefit concert for Addie.
Allan will perform an acoustic set on March 25, with 100 % of the proceeds going to the Roberts family.
Addie Roberts continues to battle leukemia through chemotherapy. Funds are being raised for her continuing care via a YouCaring page.