• Musical benefit was aimed at helping little boy
By Wayne Parham

Trey Mills is being held by his mother, Summer Crewsonberry, as he meets Daniel Johnson, a Thomson-raised musician who performed a benefit at Sunset Auction House. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Saturday afternoon supporters of two-and-a-half-year-old Trey Mills, who is living with Proteus Syndrome, gathered at Sunset Auction House for a benefit concert.
Daniel Johnson, a country musician and Thomson native, decided to play a benefit concert when he heard about Trey and the massive expenses the little boy and his parents will be facing.
Trey is the son of Summer Crewsonberry and Robbie Mills and stepson of McKinsey Mills. The family is from Harlem.
“It’s been a pretty tough journey. He was diagnosed at 15 months old with Proteus Syndrome, which is what the Elephant Man had, and it affects his entire left side. So, everything from his neck all the way down to his toes on his left side is much larger than normal,” said Crewsonberry.
She said there is an over-growth in his leg and a permanent knee contracture that has not improved after surgeries and castings. So, on Sept. 19 Trey will have his left leg amputated. About six weeks after surgery he will be fitted for a prosthetic. He hasn’t walked in nearly a year. The 25-year-old mom hopes her son can gain mobility using the prosthetic.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Sept. 15, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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