Saturday events to benefit ‘Keegan’s Heart’

Published 9:52 am Thursday, September 22, 2016

By Bridget R. Smith

Special to the Enterprise

If you were to meet Keegan Minor, you would think he is a normal healthy almost 3-year-old boy.

He would be smiling, running around, sharing his Cars toys, and passing out hugs and kisses.

While most days he gets to be a regular boy, there are others he lives with a single left ventricle heart. Some days he rushes around to doctor’s appointments and physical therapy.

He has a daily reminder of his condition on his chest.  Having two open heart surgeries already, he has the scars to remind him of his unique special heart.

In spring 2017, Keegan will be put through one more hurdle to complete his final of three major surgeries to correct blood flow to all areas of his body.

As always, the people of Davie County want the best life for Keegan and his family.  Every fundraiser for the family is a huge success and not only helps the Minors, but raises awareness for all children born with heart conditions.

Saturday Sept. 25, Elbaville United Methodist Church will host a Walk-A-Thon/Rock-A-Thon in efforts to raise funds for Keegan’s next surgery.

His parents, Mandy and BG Minor, are already traveling to meet with surgeons and making plans to be out of work for extended amounts of time.

The walk is 4.3 miles around Peoples Creek Road, finishing at the church.  Other participants will rock in rocking chairs brought from home in the church yard.

Registration will take place from 2:30-2:55 p.m. and all events will start at 3.  Dinner will be provided with a $10 registration fee.  Pledges for the walkers/rockers and donations can be sent to Elbaville UMC at PO Box 2276, Advance, NC 27006.

Contact Bridget R. Smith with any questions at  More about Keegan’s story can be found on Facebook at Keegan’s Heart.

We look forward to seeing a large turnout to show this wonderful family they are not alone in this fight for Keegan’s Heart.