Nebraska City native battling ALS says “I do” in Florida; Peru State holding fundraiser

Nebraska City native battling ALS says “I do” in Florida; Peru State holding fundraiser
Derrick, Tesla, and Harbor Davis and their families at their wedding last weekend (Courtesy Photo)

PERU – Tesla Oldfield, a Nebraska City native battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), married her boyfriend Derrick Davis last weekend in Jacksonville, FL.

Oldfield participated in softball and cross country while at Peru State. Davis, a 2014 graduated, played baseball and football. They have a young daughter named Harper.

Tesla’s former college plans to hold a fundraiser on Friday and Saturday to help offset medical bills the new family is facing and help raise awareness for ALS.

Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) is hosting a 24-hour event, “24 Hours for Tesla,” where teams will have at least one person either walking on a treadmill or around the track at the Al Wheeler Activites Center each hour. The walk is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Friday and finish at 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the men’s and women’s basketball games.

PEK Advisory Dr. Kyle Ryan said that roughly 100 people from Peru State and the surrounding area have already signed up to participate and there is still time to register.

Registration can be made at the following link: https://www.peru.edu/eform/view.php?id=402413

Individuals who are unable to participate can make a donation through the Peru State Foundation at the same link or can send a check to the Foundation by adding “24 Hours for Tesla” in the memo line.

For more information, contact Ryan at kryan@peru.edu.

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