Benefit for baby Dutton Simons set for October 7 at Butte Depot
The Butte Depot at 818 S. Arizona in Butte will be the site of the Dutton Simons benefit set for October 7 at 4pm. Dutton is a Butte infant who has already tackled a lifetime's worth of challenges and has many more to come. The following Facebook post describes Dutton's condition.
"Dutton was born on May 17th and spent his first two months of life in the NICU in Missoula. After several tests and meetings with different specialists, it has been determined he has a rare genetic disease called CHARGE. Dutton has a fairly severe case and will have many life debilitating challenges throughout his life, such as deafness, blindness in both eyes, a heart defect that needs close monitoring at all times, a very serious upper respiratory issue along with other growth and learning disabilities. Dutton is finally home, but the real fight has just begun. This benefit will have a live and silent auction and all proceeds will go to help his family financially as he requires so much medical attention and travel to see different specialists."
This is certainly a story that tugs at your heartstrings and donations are already starting to roll in. A silent auction and other events are planned. If you are part of a business that would like to donate an item or two, here is a list of people who will gladly take your call. Contact Robert Tutty at (406) 593-1059, Krystal Tutty at (406) 593-0727, Lisa Tutty at (406) 593-0729, Sandy Simons at (406) 490-7233, Taelor Coffing at (406) 459-6811, Michaela Coffing at (406) 493-2626, Connell Coffing at (406) 498-2878 or Kim Potvin at (406) 490-2201.
Can't make the benefit but would still like to help this beautiful baby? Here is a link to his gofundme page.