Pelham Restaurant raises money for cancer patient

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PELHAM, Ga. (WALB) – Backstreet Seafood Restaurant goes above and beyond to raise money for a woman named Monica Goodman and every dollar will go towards her medical bills.

“Just very grateful for the community. We are grateful for Jessie, Morgan, Brandy, we just can’t thank them enough for doing this for us. I’m very grateful to him,” said Derrion Harris, also known as “Dee.”

Derrion Harris said he was grateful to everyone who did this for his mother(WALB)

Dee’s mother, Monica Goodman, has been battling cancer for a month.

By selling plates alone, the Backstreet Seafood restaurant has raised more than $5,000, according to Dee.

The owner spoke of his willingness to make this happen for Dee.

Backstreet Seafood restaurant owner Jesse Romero said it makes them happy to be able to give...
Backstreet Seafood restaurant owner Jesse Romero said it made them happy to be able to give back to the Dee family(WALB)

“I got to know them all. Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma. They are good people and it makes us happy to be able to give back to the family, especially in times of need. Dee has worked for me for almost two years now, helping me inside and out and he has a drive that I have never encountered in a young person,” said Backstreet Seafood restaurant owner Jesse Romero.

The restaurant also teams up with other businesses in Pelham for raffle tickets.

Goodman works with Okinus Credit Solutions and her colleagues have a close relationship with her.

Monica Goodman works with Okinus Credit Solutions and her colleagues Becky Petersen and Deidra...
Monica Goodman works with Okinus Credit Solutions and her colleagues Becky Petersen and Deidra Apeler have a close connection with her.(WALB)

“This basket that has about $200 worth of gift cards and purple is her favorite color,” Deidra Apeler said.

The restaurant also teams up with other businesses in Pelham for raffle tickets.
The restaurant also teams up with other businesses in Pelham for raffle tickets.(WALB)

“So our baseball team, a group of parents got together and wanted to do something to support Dee to show him that we have his back. A group of parents asked local businesses to donate. That’s about $500 worth of goods in the basket,” Becky Petersen said.

If you would like to donate or find out more about raffle tickets, Dee said you can come to the restaurant, 185 McLaughlin Street, or call for more information (229) 319-6863.

The Backstreet Seafood restaurant has raised more than $5,000 according to Dee just by selling plates.
The Backstreet Seafood restaurant has raised more than $5,000 according to Dee just by selling plates.(WALB)

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