Sunday, February 19, 2012

Soccer star critical after staph infection leads to massive stroke

A Webber International University freshman and former Winter Haven soccer star is fighting for her life after a growth on a heart valve created by a staph infection broke away, traveled to her brain and caused a massive stroke.
Bailee Kent, 18, is in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital. The bacteria that infected her heart valve broke off and traveled in her blood stream to her brain before doctors could operate on her heart. Kent now needs a new heart valve and could be forced to undergo brain surgery.
A Facebook page called “TeamBK6” has been created, with more than 1,400 member joining to offer support and encouragement to Kent and her family. more

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  1. CONTACT: Stuart Fulkerson, Media Director, Sky Powersports of Lake Wales, FL 20769 US HWY. 19, Lake Wales FL. 33853 / 863-676-2245 /


    TEAMBK6 is proud to present nationally known American Idol Contestant, Danny Pate, live in concert along with local, regional and nationally known bands & performers; Band Haven, Chasing Thrill, Rathum Stone, The Chris Walker Band, Maddie Hartline, Travis Williams & Billy Floyd, on Saturday, May 11th, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The concert will be held at Triple Canopy Ranch, 16950 C.R. 630, Lake Wales, FL 66898 – Admission is FREE, Parking is $10 per car. All proceeds benefit Bailee Kent, to help defray medical expenses.

    Local American Idol contestant, Danny Pate is a maverick in the country music world. He will be joined with Travis Williams and local sensation Band Haven will also be performing. Nationally acclaimed bands & performers such as; Chasing Thrill, Rathum Stone, Maddie Hartline, The Chris Walker Band, Billy Floyd and Johnny Roberts will be entertaining you from 1:00 PM to 9:30PM.

    Stop by early, for a day of fun filled activities! Test drive ATVs from Barney’s of Brandon, St. Pete & Brooksville, Sky Powersports of Lakeland, Lake Wales & Port Richie. Take some test drives on even more ATVS from Kissimmee Motorsports and Fun Bike Center. We will have monster truck rides, giant swamp buggy rides, ATV rodeo events, ATV trail rides & races. We will also have a 3 on 3 soccer tournament in 3 divisions, U-12 & under, U-16 and under & U-17 & up… Got Kids? We will have a kids activity area, where you can just drop them off, which includes lots of fun, adult supervised activities and two bounce houses.

    Don’t worry about going hungry or thirsty at this all day event! You will be able to enjoy the choicest of culinary delights courtesy of; Texas Cattle Company, Mojo’s Wings, Burgers & Beer and the good folks at Dietz & Watson and more. You will also be able to enjoy a fine selection of water, soda and beer, courtesy of Bernie Little Distributers of Lakeland.

    You can help Bailee, please attend our event and have a great time.

    Direct Donation:

    Please make check or money order payable to: “Team BK 6 Trust” c/o Sharit, Bunn & Chilton, PA, P.O. Box 9498, Winter Haven, FL, 33883