A benefit is being planned for John Kissel, 46, of Newcomerstown.

Kissel was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenic Leukemia (AML) in May 2009. He has undergone three rounds of chemotherapy, one round of radiation and a bone marrow transplant only to have his leukemia return in early December. He has undergone another round of chemotherapy with the hope of putting his AML into some sort of remission.

A benefit is being planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown. The meal will include sloppy joe, creamed chicken, cheesy potatoes, macaroni salad, a drink and various desserts. The meal will be offered for a donation.

They will also have a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and many items that will be offered at the silent auction. There is also a fund established at the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union for those who wish to make a donation.

Any and all monies raised will be used for Kissel's medical care or for his children's needs.

Kissel is a lifelong resident of Newcomerstown and has been a business owner in the village for many years. He has three children, Keelyne, 19, Nash, 13, and Ryker, 5.

For questions, call Brenda Arnold at (330) 401-6409 or Shelly Lehman at (330) 340-4082.