Local Talents Pump Up The Music For A Sick Baby

Franque Thompson

OMAHA (KPTM)- Local talents from all across the metro are pumping up the music for a good cause. Singers and rappers took part in a benefit concert, Sunday, for 12 hours straight to raise money and create awareness about a disease found in infants.

"I'm here to let people know that we do care, as a community about this little girl. I think that it's so awesome that everybody can come together for this one cause," said performer Jasmine "Jazzy" Thompson.

The benefit was to help raise money for Cadence Ingram. She's just over two months old, but doctors say she may not have long to live. She's suffering from Type-One Spinal Muscular Atrophy--a fatal disease that gives Cadence as much as 8 months to less than two years to fight for her life.

"She is a little bit stronger. I can tell by the way she's moving her arms and she kicks just a little bit. But her hands are moving a little bit more so I can tell she's better, which is good," said Cadence's grandmother, Cindy Kwaitkowski.

The benefit also did more than just put on a show.

"Most of us had never heard of SMA, we had no clue. And now you know, it made me take the initiative to go read and learn a little bit about it," said benefit promoter Tone Armstrong.

From the benefit, "Jazzy" will be donating 20 percent of her album sales to the cause. All proceeds will help the Ingram family pay for Cadence's medical expenses.