A benefit concert will take place on September 6 at the Spirit Bar in Nelson. Funds will go to support of the Doerkson family.

A benefit concert will take place on September 6 at the Spirit Bar in Nelson. Funds will go to support of the Doerkson family.

Music fundraiser to help local family

The music event, called Wyld at Heart, is to help the Doerkson family, specifically, Wylder Doerkson.

Nelson’s Spirit Bar will host a special fundraising evening on September 6 beginning at 8 p.m.

The music event, called Wyld at Heart,  is to help the Doerkson family, specifically, Wylder Doerkson.

At eight months old, local twin Wylder was  diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD).

This is a rare genetic condition which will require a complex bone marrow transplant in order to provide the opportunity for Wylder to grow up with his twin brother Fox.

Parents Sarah and Alex have been living in and around BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver for almost a month, and will likely be displaced a great deal more in the coming year.

Sarah is a waitress and jazz singer at the Hume Hotel, and a mother of the highest order.

Alex is on the bridge crew with Yellowhead Road and Bridge. He has been a Kootenay boy for his whole life.

Whether you know the family or not, organizers would appreciate your presence at the Spirit Bar on Saturday, September 6.

There will be a silent auction, and the best local music all night. Performers include James Lamb, Brooke Riome, Rabs, Laura Landsberg quartet, Mooves, Rafferty Funksmith, and many more. Minimum donation at the door is $10.