Baillie Wright, 7, of Abbotsford makes an appearance with her mom this Sunday on the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl to appear on Variety Show of Hearts Telethon

Annual event runs for eight hours on Sunday, Feb. 10

An Abbotsford girl and her mom will appear this weekend on the 53rd annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon.

Baillie Wright, 7, and her mom Dana will make a live appearance on the eight-hour telecast, which takes place Sunday, Feb. 10 on Global BC and online via livestream at Globalnews.ca.

Baillie was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of muscular dystrophy that causes muscle weakness and numbness.

She has tight heel cords and requires physiotherapy, which Variety has provided along with orthotics.

The orthotics will help her grow, but, as her muscles develop, she will outgrow them and will need another set within a year.

The telethon runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. direct from Hard Rock Casino Vancouver’s Molson Canadian Theatre.

The live entertainment lineup includes singer-songwriter Shawn Hook, Canadian world music group Delhi 2 Dublin, country music trio The Heels, and Motown soul diva Krystle Dos Santos.

Variety – The Children’s Charity provides direct help to children with special needs in B.C.

Last year’s telethon raised almost $5.5 million. Visit supporting.variety.bc.ca/showofhearts for more information.

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