Basketball tourney will benefit child with serious illness

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  A benefit basketball tournament for Talan Hooks will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School.

Talan is a 2-year-old boy who, earlier this year, was diagnosed with Leukoencephalopathy, a disease that occurs primarily in the white matter of the brain. 

Symptoms include problems with speech, vision, loss of mental function, loss of coordination, extreme weakness and fatigue.

Tournament proceeds will help fund Talan’s medical expenses.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and LaFollette Police Department will have teams participating in the tournament.