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Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line Step Up for St. Jude – Webathon Day 2 Recap

Sara Evans, Lela Moody, Dierks Bentley
Isaac Brekken / Jerry Markland, Getty Images / Courtesy of Mandy Moody

Dierks Bentley, Tyler Farr, Florida Georgia Line and Justin Moore are a few of the celebrities that stepped up for the second and final day of the Taste of Country fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. However, each will be quick to point to the kids as the real stars. And indeed, on this day, they were.

Lela Moody’s touching story and adorable smile won hearts over. The little girl was just six weeks old when her mother and father were faced with an impossible decision: remove her left eye, or choose chemotherapy. Find out what they decided here.

A 2-year-old Tyler Bates was displaying flu-like symptoms, but his mother Jennifer knew something else was wrong. What doctors found shocked her, but three years later, the tiny Texan is doing well, thriving in karate and baseball. Read his story here.

Bentley, Moore and Eli Young Band were three of the artists who said St. Jude meant even more to them after having kids. Sara Evans agrees!

Tyler Farr and the boys of Florida Georgia Line don’t have kids, and neither does Chase Rice, but that didn’t stop any of them from speaking passionately about what St. Jude means to them. Newcomers Leah Turner, the Swon Brothers also stood up to urge their fans to donate to St. Jude, as did ‘We Are Tonight’ singer Billy Currington.

Thanks to all artists — and readers — who helped make our first-ever St. Jude webathon a success. Over a dozen acts called or recorded video for Taste of Country, then retweeted or shared on Facebook. Thanks also to the families who opened their hearts to spill stories for ToC readers. It’s for kids like Tyler and Lela that we’re fighting!

Want to give back? There’s still time to donate. Click the button below to become a partner in hope or call 800-411-9898.

Click to Donate to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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