Wisconsin Rapids family raises money for Stevens point toddler

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW)-- A local Wisconsin Rapids family is using Halloween as a chance to help give back to the community.

"This is our 10th annual Halloween aid Fright for Life Benefit. Our goal when we started out was to do it for 10 years and give away $100,000," said Bonita Wolosek the fundraisers organizer.

Nine years later, they surpassed that initial goal by $8,000. A decade later, the Wolosek family is thankful to the community for the years of success.

"Everyone has been totally supporting of it. It's kind of like the Wisconsin Rapids Halloween,” Bonita Wolosek the fundraisers organizer said.

Every year the Wolosek's choose to raise funds for a recipient in need.

"We're doing it for a little boy his name is Jase Wisinski. He was born with Apert''s Syndrome," Wolosek added.

"Apert's syndrome they're known to have fused skull, hands, and feet. They can have other defects or other things going on," said Brittney and Jeremy Wisinski the parents of Jase.

Through his life Jase Wisinski will need to undergo multiple surgeries, therapies, and treatments. With insurance not covering all of his needs costs can start to add up quickly.

"Not all of it's covered by insurance so it means a lot that everyone's coming together to help put it on for him. To help him down the road with any costs or anything that we don't have to worry about to make sure he gets the best care," Brittney Wisinski added.

The fundraiser runs from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29th. The event will feature fun events for children, and even some scarier attractions for the braver folks.

"It's just a big community family oriented event. You could be three years old or 103 years old and there's something for you to do here," Wolosek said.